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Brent Gurtek

Duluth Township, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Brent Gurtek
Brent Gurtek has been professionally fashioning authentic, custom muzzle loading firearms since 2001, having made over 70 such weapons, to date. He is a member of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and the Contemporary Longrifle Association. He has successfully hunted white tail deer and black bear with firearms he has made himself. He lives with his wife, Ann, just north of Duluth in French River, in a period house they built themselves, along with much of the furnishings.

Current Courses Offered by Brent Gurtek

11 Days
Teaser image for Building the Fur Trade Rifle

Building the Fur Trade Rifle

Students will learn the history and craft of the flintlock Trade Rifle, a muzzle loading firearm associated with the 19th-century American frontier, including the Great Lakes fur trade. Rugged, accurate yet inexpensive, it fully answered the big game shooting needs of this era and still remains a fine hunting arm.…
Mon, Sep 18th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 28th, 2017
Instructor: Brent Gurtek