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|Artisan Name||Kevin Blevins|
|Artisan Category||Longrifles, pistols and fowlers|
I'm a self taught gun maker from the mountains of North Carolina at the Tennessee and Virginia borders. I grew up seeing and handling family and friends surviving squirrel rifles , muskets and a few larger caliber rifles . My family has been in these mountains sense the early mid -1700 my 10th generation grandfather was William"ol Man Bill" Blevins along with him at least 16 grandfathers and uncles are recorded longhunters As I grew older anywhere I heard of a survivor or an old rifle on display or owned by family I'd go see if I could handle her and take pictures and measurements. I build what I've learned by laying my hands on.
|Company||Phoenix Mountain fFintlock's|
lansing, North Carolina 28643