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Man Builds Own Vintage-Style Firearms

By Chris Young

In an Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Chuck Lindsey fires a double-barreled, flintlock shotgun he built during trapshooting practice with friends in rural southwest Logan County, Ill. Lindsey builds muzzle-loading firearms, especially flintlocks that were in use in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (AP Photo/The State Journal-Register, Chris Young)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Chuck Lindsey has a lot in common with the sculptor who can stand in front of a block of marble and visualize the statue within.

Whether it is a block of maple or a scrap of iron, Lindsey just shrugs his shoulders and says, “I just cut off everything that doesn’t look like a gun.”

When Lindsey, of rural southwest Logan County, is making his own vintage firearms, he combines his engineer’s training (he is retired from Caterpillar) with an artist’s sensibilities.

“When I was about 25, 26 years old I shot a muzzleloader for the first time and decided I wanted to start building them,” he said.

Lindsey builds muzzle-loading firearms, especially flintlocks that were in use in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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