Rifles & Smooth Bores
The symbol of the sitting fox within a circle was used as an assurance of consistent quality in the early days of the fur trade. It was stamped on the gun locks and even on the gun stocks as a sign of quality of workmanship. The traders, trappers, native Americans, and immigrant settlers came to look for this symbol of value before parting with their very hard earned money, furs or goods. By supplying a quality product at a fair price the fur companies continued to grow and prosper for several hundred years as one of the first and most successful commercial enterprises in the new territories. Trade Guns so marked, built in England, were imported by the thousands and distributed from Florida to the Yukon.
Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders is proud to be a part of this rich tradition. Incorporated in 1996 by Ray Franks, Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of Muzzle loading parts in Michigan. Located in the “thumb”of the state in the heart of the rich history of the fur trade and lumber camps we stand ready to help you with any of your custom muzzle loading needs.
We specialize in custom muzzle loading
parts for builders and have taken a rather different approach to helping
our customers with their needs.
For you first time builders we have
included a “Helpful Hints” page that
will give you an idea of the tools and skills needed and the scope of
the project. We're only as far away as Email or the phone.
Sittingfox Custom Muzzleloaders also offers finished guns for sale. You will find current offerings with pictures and descriptions in the “Finished guns for sale” section.
Sittingfox Custom Muzzleloaders has a large inventory of custom parts on hand for builders. We have also included a directory that includes sizes and appropriate styles for matching up butt plates, trigger guards side plates, toe plates, and patch boxes.
Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders has SPECIALS for your consideration from time to time. We like the unusual, so as we find really cool stuff or really good deals, we like to share them with you. Sometimes it's just more of something on hand than we will ever need or to much of a good thing we couldn't resist. Check our this section.
Sitting fox Custom Muzzleloaders also
offers custom “Rendezvous Chairs” and boxes. Each chair is
hand crafted in your choice of Oak, Ash, Maple or Poplar. Each is “Wood
Burned” by hand with artistic renderings of woodland animals, birds
of prey, buck skinners, personas, maps or whatever you can find a line
Sittingfox Custom Muzzleloaders is proud to offer custom hand crafted powder horns from horner George Turner. Each horn is unique and authentic with engraved art and wording from the golden age. Each custom horn is finished in a rich aged patina, a hardwood cap pegged and beeswaxed and uses a hand forged iron staple for the strap. Pictures of these horns don't do them justice, as it's hard to photograph a curved piece of art, but we'll describe them with word pictures too. Custom horns can be ordered to include your name or persona and make a great gifts for someone really special.
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“What Cha Doin” is our attempt to keep our customers up to date on what kind of projects we're into and how it's going. Right now its getting this web site built, up and running, and updated. Thank you for your continued patience. We're always interested in ways we can improve to better serve you.