My repro 1803 Harper's Ferry 54 cal. flint and her accoutrements, As Steve Garbe used to tell me, "Smokeless Powder is a passing fad!"

‚ÄčBozeman Trail Arms

Copyright 1996 ~ 2023

Quality "Cowboy Action" Gunsmithing


Located in Montana Territory



I am announcing my retirement from gunsmithing. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all the customers from over the last 27 years for your business and in many cases continued support. It was a dream come true to be able to make a living doing what I love. Just typing these words is very weird. I'm getting old(er) and my hands hurt too much (along with everything else), winters have become horrible here and have really damaged my turnaround time. Must be global warming. I'm getting tired of making excuses and apologizing. I have a family to care for and being in this business has become, how shall we say, scary to be in. I'm not going to take any more work and I'll just be finishing up what I have in my shop now. I'll also be selling off some of my collection over the next few years on GunBroker (Bozeman Trail Arms) mainly. Milsurp type stuff mostly for now. The Cowboy/Old West stuff will be the last to go of course. I apologize to the folks who's emails or phone calls were un-replied to over the last year. Again, thank you very much.