And the reason only dawned on me as I drove back disappointed: they had followed me already to the gunsmith
It was a host of the stone age that we were accompanying to battle--we with the last word of the gunsmith
's art from St.
On the way I remembered that Rouletabille had asked for two revolvers; I therefore entered a gunsmith
's shop and bought an excellent weapon for my friend.
But she could not be long ungrateful; he was sacrificing an engagement at a gunsmith
's, to be of use to her; and she set off with him, with no feeling but gratitude apparent.
As I did not possess the accomplishments of a gunsmith
, and was likewise destitute of the necessary tools, I was reluctantly obliged to signify my inability to perform the task.
There were besides the two carpenters and the tailor, whom I brought with me for them: also the smith, who was a very necessary man to them, especially as a gunsmith
, to take care of their arms; and my other man, whom I called Jack-of-all-trades, who was in himself as good almost as twenty men; for he was not only a very ingenious fellow, but a very merry fellow, and before I went away we married him to the honest maid that came with the youth in the ship I mentioned before.
The taxing-masters had done their work like any respectable gunsmith
conscientiously preparing the musket, that, duly pointed by a brave arm, will spoil a life or two.
The little man is dressed something like a gunsmith
, in a green- baize apron and cap; and his face and hands are dirty with gunpowder and begrimed with the loading of guns.
can have but little insight into their trade when they make their fowling-pieces and short horsemen's--"
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This allows the gunsmith
to retain the originality of the pistol after refinishing.
It has been modified by a private gunsmith
(probably by altering the cylinder) to handle .45 Colt.