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Artisan NameWilliam C. Loyd
Artisan CategoryLongrifles, pistols and fowlers
Artisan Bio

Gunbuilding since 1974. Operated gunshop in the Historic District of St Charles, Missouri from 1978 to 1982. Attended Longrifle Seminar at Western Kentucky University annually from 1981 to 1988. Trained in the gunshop at Colonial Williamsburg in 1989. Member of NMLRA since 1970. Life member since 1978. Life member of NRA.

Build, carve and engrave American Longrifles, pistols and fowlers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to the customers specifications. Additionally, build 19th century Western Fur Trade firearms including St. Louis guns, trade guns and trade rifles. Also build knives and fancy 'hawks.

Accept custom orders. Completed projects also usually on hand.

CompanyTurtle River Outfitters
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AddressP.O. Box 631
Wood River, IL 62095-0631
United States of America
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