Re: Kentuckian's guns used in "The Patriot"

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Posted by Mike on May 02, 2000 at 08:40:13:

In Reply to: Kentuckian's guns used in posted by Victoria on May 02, 2000 at 08:06:41:

: Kentukians Frank and Lally House were commissioned to make a 1770's flintlock longrifle, two silver-mounted .65 caliber holster pistols and two porcupine quill powder horn straps to be used in the film "The Patriot." His work was originally seen and purchased at the NMLRA show in Friendship, IN by Randy Wilkens who showed it to the Property Master for the movie, Doug Harlocker, who contacted the Houses and commissioned them to make items to be used in the film. Frank House was asked to come to SC to show Mel Gibson and other cast members how to shoot and was eventually asked by Gibson to be in the film.

: Regards,
: Victoria

Yes, Victoria you are right...and Frank and Lally are two of the finest folks I know. He charmed the dickens out of the movie folks in only a way Frank can... if you know him you know what I mean! I spent the weekend at Ft. Frederick, and much to my delight, they were there. It was their first visit to the Trade Fair. We had a fine time "catching up" on things since we last saw each other. I wear a Lally-made quilled neck knife sheath and leg ties, and she ALWAYS thanks me for wearing them. Not only is she among the top three quillworkers (number 1 in my poll!)in the country, she is an extremely humble, sincere person, and I am fortunate to count them both among my friends. A highlight of last year for me was going to Woodbury to attend the Woodbury Rifle Frolic...and I will miss it greatly, since there will likely not be another.


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