Since Microsoft has discontinued hosting web sites, my old site has disappeared, and I am in the process of building a new site, through Godaddy. It will take some time, but I hope to have as much to see and fun to have as my old site, hopefully even better, but it will take time, so please be patient with me as I struggle through the process.
I am presently working on two new underhammer pistols; a .40 caliber and a .50 caliber, both with 10" barrels, and distinctively unique, as all Grey Haven Arms are! The building of these pistols will be the subject for a future web page-give me a couple-three months for that!
Thank you for stopping by for a look, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Bob Worthington, owner
Update: As of November, I am now done with the two pistols, and they have been delivered to their owners. Please check them out on the "Pistols" page. I will be developing the story of theirbuilding soon!
Flintlock and percussion rifles and pistols, knives and accoutrements custom built to your specifications. Our mission is to provide our customers with well made, safe and properly functional muzzle loading firearms of original design, inspired by traditional style, using the finest materials, with attention to detail and quality.
We will custom build your firearm to fit your measurements, style, and shooting needs. Each gun is unique; no two are alike.
Your satisfaction is paramount. If it breaks, we will fix it, for free.
Since I was a child , I've had a fascination with the way most anything was done in days gone by, and always looking to find out how "they" did it back then... Add a deep love of Nature and an equally deep need to do it "My Way," pretty much set my life's course.
History teaches us on many levels; "Those who fail to study history are destined to repeat it." Then there are those of us who choose to reenact or play at repeating it; "Living historians."
Some of us are lucky enough to do what we love for a living, meagre though it may be! "If you love what you do, you're always playing."
There was a time before, when I had difficulty reconciling a love of the sea and a love of the mountains, and then I came to the Northwest. Most of my adult life, I've been a boatbuilder and sea captain. Can't do that anymore, and now I build guns, knives, and accoutrement for those who keep their feet on solid ground! If I love it, I have to build it; that applies to boats, guns, books and music.
Member of the Cockade Rifles of the N-SSA, NMLRA, and NRA, I rendezvous in buckskins and shoot Civil War guns dressed like a Rebel! That's me on the left, with the straw hat and the Guinness.
I learn from every thing I do. I believe that's what we're here to do. Learn. If you quit learning, you quit living, so don't ever stop.
I put that philosophy to work on the guns that I build, each one an improvement over the last. Apologies to my Son-he owns pistol #1! Just kidding, it works and looks great; he's never had a problem with it, and can pretty much kick my butt with it on the target range. That's it to the left...
That is my promise to you: I will put all that I have learned into the building of your gun, and it will be the best I've ever built.
Whidbey's Rondy has a home of its own now, in a nice piece of woods at the top of the Island, across the road from Greene's Gun Shop, home of the Hawken Shop. We hold the shooting, archery, and tomahawk and knife-throwing events there, at Greene's. Greg and Claudette, owners of the Hawken Shop, have dedicated a huge amount of time, energy, and money into the creation of the Free Trapper's fine new home. Come share it with us, on Island Time, the old way!
Both primitive and tin-teepee camping are available, and vendors will be offering their wares.
Come visit our lodge! (photo, right)
For more info,
In September, actual date not yet known by me, Our club, the Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club, of Langley, Washington, here on Whidbey Island, will hold our annual gun show, at the club. I will post the dates when I get 'em.
Grey Haven Arms will have a display there, and a lot of good deals can be found throughout the show.
I will post more events and items of interest here, as they come up and I catch up! Check back to see if anything's been added.