Tony's first original Civil War gun was a broken Spencer carbine, which was repaired and converted to centerfire using his dad's lathe to make the parts. This carbine still sees service in N-SSA competition. Since then he has fixed, restored or built from parts a wide variety guns from the War Between the States and Indian Wars eras.
Tony began writing on Civil War weapons for the 4th Va. Cavalry newsletter. His articles have since appeared in the Dixie Gunworks Annual, the N-SSA magazine "The Skirmish Line", and on the Civil War in Charleston website, as well as here at www.civilwarguns.com. In addition to writing, he has appeared on KUAT's Arizona Illustrated in a segment about the Civil War in Arizona, and has been an extra in several movies set during the Civil and Indian Wars.
Currently, Tony lives in Charleston S.C. with his wife and their daughter. He shoots with the Coastal Rifles, 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry, an N-SSA team he helped to organize, and reenacts with friends in the 1st South Carolina/ 1st US Cavalry when the opportunity arises. In addition, he presents living history in schools and for local organizations.
We are lucky to offer some fine research by Tony Beck, Skirmisher and Civil War Writer.
Our current catalog includes:
Spencer Carbines - Part 2
The N-SSA & Musket Modifications
Shooting Accuracy During the Civil War
Care of Breechloaders
Burnside's Carbine and the Mowry-Cross Affair
The Enfield Rifle Musket - The Southern Contract
The Special Model Rifle Musket
The Federal Enfield
Spencer Repeaters, Part II
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