Next month

“Gun Makers of Illinois and the Macon County Area”

Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plz, Decatur, United States

Mr. Johnson will begin with a brief history of gun making in the state, from the French Colonial Period (1683) to 1900. Johnson will discuss types and styles of firearms produced here and their evolution through the years. Johnson will highlight gun makers who worked in Macon County and the surrounding area. Guns made in Decatur, Sangamon, Christian, and other neighboring counties. Johnson’s interest in early Illinois gun makers began in 1968. Johnson has published a two volume set of books titled Gun makers of Illinois, 1683-1900, Vol. 1 & 2. They contain information on over 1,550 gunsmith...

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