The precision and quality of Dan's work reflects his deep passion for the art of building these beautiful, fully functional and historically accurate black powder firearms.
President Bush accepts the number 1 David Crockett Rifle in 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Bush was very humbled to accept this fine rifle and was very inquisitive about the building of the rifle and my life as a gunmaker. I got to speak with him for 7 or 8 minutes and found him to be remarkably humble and engaging. I doubt if he'll ever shoot the rifle, but he did keep it as a personal gift, rather than donate it to the presidential library.
We hope you will understand that Danny is blessed with many orders (most requiring special options: personalizing, inlays, engraving, etc.) which he must devote his time to, so there is no e-mail contact for him until an order is placed.
However, he's a much faster talker than typist, so please feel free to call Danny during regular business hours (CST) @
870-423-4741 with your questions & discuss options for your semi-custom black powder firearm.
or fully finished and can ship earlier. *(Gun options vary)
CAYWOOD GUNMAKERS - 18 KINGS HILL ESTATES - BERRYVILLE, AR - 72616 PHONE: 870-423-4741
For over 46 years, Danny Caywood, owner of Caywood Gunmakers for 23 years, has been building semi-custom black powder smooth bores, flintlock rifles & pistols.
Step back in time...our high quality fusils combine art and function to give you historically accurate and richly detailed firearms...
built for beauty, built to last!
All of the right hand English Fowler pattern guns can be built in a percussion version. Those include the regular fowler, the English Game gun with 30 inch barrel, and the Officer's fusil. It is built to look like a conversion from flintlock which would have been the process taken to convert to percussion. I machine a drum & build it so that there is a stop inside the threaded hole, so that it can be completely sealed, like a mini breech plug fitting job.
INFORMATION ON: Jug choking, Barrel Quality Steel, Barrel Work, Touch-hole Liners etc. I'll be adding new links for addtitional information periodically, so check back to see what's new.
Recent Update: Making Ramrod Thimbles
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Whether you are looking for a firearm to shoot as a hobby, in competitive shooting matches, or even as a wall hanging piece of art, you will not find a better reproduction of the fascinating arms that played a major role in defining our proud American history.