A true master artisan has passed


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Hazzard
September 26, 2006, 09:20 PM
Cecile Brooks, a true master artisan of black powder gunsmithing, has passed away.

http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/story/new11_926200683739.asp

He was a good man and will be missed. My heartfelt sympathies to the family.

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Chawbaccer
September 27, 2006, 08:37 AM
He made some fantastic guns. They were all made to be shot to, not just display pieces, but I doubt any of them were shot other than proofed. Here is Heston holding one while issuing the cold dead hand challenge.
http://gullyborg.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/heston.jpg

4v50 Gary
October 2, 2006, 01:30 AM
Cecil Brooks was certainly accomplished and thankfully there are many gunsmiths equally capable of producing a firearm as fine (if not better) than him. It then boils down to the taste of the buyer. Nonetheless, we are indebted to Brooks maintaining a tradition of gunbuilding that would have fallen in the wake of factory made firearms. RIP.

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