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Gunstocking Shop

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This plan of a 19 foot by 26 foot gunshop may be that of the Christiansbrunn shop (described as 20 foot by 25 1/2 foot in a 1766 document). This plan does not seem to match a building (identified on this site as Building "X") that some have designated the Christiansbrunn gunshop.

The gunstocking shop was built in 1763, begun in August and finished by year end. The gunstocking trade ended at Christiansbrunn in 1787. A building, which has by some been identified as the Christiansbrunn gunshop, is discussed here as Building "X."

Inventory 1762:

1 Grossen Schraub Stock - 1 large bench vise/screw vise
1 Engl. Hand Saege - 1 english hand saw
1 Raehm Saege - 1 frame saw
1 hand Beil - 1 hatchet/hand axe
4 Schneid Messer - 4 drawknives
2 lange Schnitzer - 2 long scoring knives/carving tools
3 kleine D. - 3 small scoring knives/carving tools
8 kleine Hobel - 8 small planes
1 D. mit einer Eisernen Platte - 1 small plane with an iron sole
6 Stam eisen gross und klein - 6 straight wood chisels, big and small
2 Lauss Meissel und 1 Roehr Meissel - 2 ramrod pipe chisels and 1 barrel chisel
2 kleine Abzug Meissel - 2 small trigger mortise chisels
6 kleine Stech Meissel - 6 small sharp chisels
24 Stech Eisen gross und klein - 24 chisels/gouges, big and small
1 Grossen feil kloben - 1 large hand vise
1 Schneid Eisen vor Schrauben mit 15 Bohrer - 1 screwplate/die with 15 taps
1 Bohrer heft mit 12 bohrer- 1 drill shaft/bobbin with 12 bits
12 Eisernen Bohrer Brust Brett und Bogen darzu - 12 iron drill chest boards and arrows
3 Lange Lad Stock Bohrer - 3 llarge ramrod hole drills
1 Pistolen Bohrer - 1 ramrod hole drill for pistols
3 kleine Bohrer - 3 small drills
1 Eisernen Drauf Bohrer - 1 iron brace/drill frame
1 Senck Kolben - 1 countersink
4 Eisernen Haemmer - 4 iron hammers
2 Reib Aalen 1 Acht und 1 Vier Eckicht
2 Drath Zaengel - 2 wire pliers/nippers
1 Eisernes Linial - 1 iron ruler
3 Schrauben Zieher - 3 screwdrivers
1 Messingnen Zirckel und eine Reissfeder - 1 brass compass and 1 drawing pen/scribe
1 Eisernen Banck Leuchter - 1 iron candlestick for the bench
1 Bleyernen Leim Tiegel - 1 Lead glue pot
3 Holz Raspeln - 3 wood rasps
6 Holz Feilen - 6 wood files
 

We are grateful to Robert Lienemann for his assistance in translating the terms for the gunsmithing tools.

 

Trade:

Electronic Document: 
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Year Constructed: 
1 763