Guns it is ! What an Australian Gunsmith can do - Mate !
Australia's R.A. Talbot gained recognition and fame as a supplier of firearms for Olympic games competitors.
The replicas? Cost of wood can be around $500 per set -
each set keeping the gunsmith busy for 3-4 months at a time.
Now retired and in his eighties R.A. Talbot expects to produce few more
(if any) like these.
In South Australia, an newly awestricken collector persuaded Mr Talbot to reproduce all he'd ever created in his civil war revolver series.
The result is a unique collection of 14 sets complete with accessories and their equally fine handcrafted display cases. All working replicas, All made of Wood - and that includes the bullets, screws and SPRINGS ....
(even young SC himself didn't go that far. Did he?)
Prior to the full collection being assembled, an offer of $250,000 was made for the 13 sets available at the time. As the 14th and final set was being completed by Mr Talbot, health problems forced his client to downsize. Since then this superb collection has been consigned to a vault. And the man responsible for the building of an amazing collection genuinely mourns the fact that the guns are no longer on display.
I am merely the pianoman friend of the owner, who has asked me to promote
their sale. As a simple admirer of beauty myself, I am quite certain that these lovely things will take your breath away too ...
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