Gustav Young & His Masonic Art? Where Is his Makers Mark, Stamped Named on Any Gun?

In the past I mentioned where is Gustav Young’s Colonial German families information! Where I said its possible that Gustav was a direct descendant  of the Scottish exiled Royal family, married to the Stuarts! Well, I still don’t have the proof, but I’m going to extend the basics and whats recently learned!

No, question do I believe 100% that Gustav Young was a family line to the Scottish Bishops lines, to the direct families of Scotland! This is common sense among the Royal Scam that always has been! Never would it be allowed that a straight out German would be allowed to come into the guild of America of Scottish Control with Masonry, Engraving and the Guild structure that was established by the exiled powers influence in America! Never would I knock the German engravers, who are the direct families with the the Stuarts. Its what i call a Rope A-Dope! Meaning Gustav has to have a link direct to the Scottish Guild to have engraved in America! Adding his maternal German influence with the arts made such a more refined impact on engravings on guns from his time!


Pictured above are Colts that are located at my State Capital, given to the People by Colt! acknowledged by Scholars as being Gustav Young Colt’s in this images! Here were see an amazing 47 Master masons symbolism with the horses front legs crossed and the rare hind legs showing the 7, but to be unmistaken the artist did it like a 77 with both legs. The inner leg closest to the 4 is the number 7.

But How do you know if this is true? Even though we have the Roosevelt 44-40 Winchester showing two horses doing this 47 symbol and the exhibition by Herman Ulrich on a Colt pistol! What makes it authentic to their association saying this is factual Gustav Young’s Colt? This I say because there is no colt Stamp showing a Gustave Young Makers Mark or Punched Stamp Marks factually documented! Wilson the gun book scholar gives dots on the hammers as a trade mark, we get the wolf on the hammer trade mark, but I say like Granny Hawkins, Doodley Squat!!!!! Just from this rough black and white image we see the clear as could be 47 thats established that only Young and the Ulrichs did this that we know of to date on documented guns, more so for the Ulrichs than Young! But, the Dog on that Colt Panel is a representation with Masonry to the Dog Star! We can confirm this from the basic letter “G” just below the dogs hind leg! Authenticating a Masonic series of symbols that are unmistakeable. So engraver scholar’s have no say in dispute! Not to say if I HELD THAT ACTUAL GUN, I CAN IN MINUTES! Show scholars vast Masonic esoteric symbolism! Remember, this was left to preserve the integrity of Moral Christian Free Masonry, or these many relics would not have been left to the public. Translation, of a simple term is that many engraved guns are documents!

Young most likely placed this makers mark letter “G” for his first name. The image is to rough to look for any initial Y in the art there. The basic G first represents Geometry with Masonry and or God, along with it being his Mark! To my readers who follow, Im going to put up cash to have a German Geni scholar find Young’s Genealogy history!

THE BIG PICTURE IS THE LAST POST on SAM’S 79 WINCHESTER YELLOW BOY! NO MAKERS MARKS OF YOUNG EXIST! Where this yellow boy is a Commissioned rifle that is Young’s, explain the punch letter “Y”! Adding to the fact that the work is by the Ulrich’s brothers Conrad and John! Note the X to the right of the punch? Often on dozens of Ulrich Winchesters I see the X as an X marks the spot to indicate an important meaning to symbolism they are pointing out!


There is your Young ‘Y’ punch and the actual serial number of Sam’s rifle showing the last two numbers of the rifle being 88. Colt’s Lodge is 88 and the custom crest butt plate has different serial numbers ending in the Winchester engravers lodge 79.


Very Rare Yellow Boy Winchester with Masonic Lodge 79 Tribute Engraving!

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This spectacular Winchester Model 1866 with factory papers being made in 1882 sheds its engraving secrets after 135 years. This rifle like many engraved and unsigned custom Winchesters are shot down as not valuable. When they really are significant and should demand much higher prices when sold.

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Because of the lack of knowledge in the esoteric and Masonic art, very few or next to no one in the big money engraved gun world is cataloging this information. Information that can tell you who the engraver or engravers were and the type of person this gun was made for. The underside of this rifle displays an exceptionally rare #79 in the center of flared scrolls. Over looked by many because this flared design has been seen in several variations often with the All Seeing Eye with rays of light. Often in drawings, prints and on early flags of the 19th century.

Over looked by ALL WINCHESTER HISTORIANS is the tips of the scroll work. Even here you can see that they have dots and a slash like a worm. Which is exactly what the represents the worm on the cross would be symbolized by Jesus on a cross who said; “But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.” – Psalm 22:6

My friend Moe Bedard the Gnostic Worrier wrote a great document on the subject that I provided the link below!

The Ancient Symbol of the Serpent is Really a Worm | GnosticWarrior …

by Moe | Aug 28, 2014 | History of the Brotherhood, Meaning of Symbols | 24 comments … However, if you understand that the worm is one of the most ancient and strongest creatures on earth that is … from a serpent, and Scipio Africanus was said that he believed he was the son of a snake. ….. Designed by Moe Bedard.

So Many Winchesters have this on the ends of the scroll, which is seen on thousands of relic all the was back into the 18th century and way before! The finest you can see on this site are found on the Lawrence Washington Seal, flawless snake heads on the monogram scrolled ends. Many engraved rifles by the old engravers at Winchester were members of Lodge 79 in New Haven. They did many of these 79 number on many engravings, often very subtle, but can be seen. Annie Oakley’s rifle on this blog shows one. Seeing this massive 79 with the worms or Snakes in good detail and the flare specifically represents the “LIGHT” with Freemasonry. The tic tac toe checkering is located on a few locations of this rifle. Over looked by experts on many Winchester, where the checking is whats called a Masonic Pig Pen Cipher. Inside the boxes they use letters or symbols that write messages. often on the 18th century guns, they often shade those symbols and often wear over time, Look at the rifles side panel and see the big pig pen cipher box and you may see one two symbols if you eye is good to see them.
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What can be said with out knowing who owned the rifle, would be that he was most likley a Mason from the New Haven, CT. the General Wooster Masonic Lodge 79. Being well associated or personally knew the artists who engraved this rifle around and 1882.
Now it gets even better because the rifle on the underside has a rather large letter “Y” punched into the metal. My first thought was that the rifle was engraved by Colts famous engraver Gustav Young. Except very wonder scholars who own several of them said its not his style. This was important to know this because the only other people who could have done this custom work at that time was an Ulrich. Young must have had the commission and the Ulrich’s Conrad and Johns letter initials are found. Adding that there is also a letter “B” engraved on the panel that I also believe was one of the Ulrich’s teachers mark.
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The other panel is your typical style of the known smoke plate design of Winchester with a deer jumping over a log. Would a New haven Lodge of Masons, who were the Winchester engravers allow some person to engrave this gun? No because it is their work in a custom was to not be anything like the factory work. What I know is if people were engraving guns like this, not part of the Masonic Guild of engravers. My guess you would have had a short life when they found you, so my guess is the Guilds had tight control on engravers back then!
Another interesting thing the engravers did was select rifles like this with the serial numbers on the gun and butt plate that have numbers representing the Lodge! Unique her is the Winchester rifle number has 88 in the number and the butt plate 79. 88 is the Lodge associated to Colt with Young and the Ulrich as 79 is with the Ulrich’s. Teddy Roosevelt’s rediscovered Winchester has the number ending with the DC Presidents Lodge number. There is no conspiracy, but this is factual because these great artists were into numbers with geometry and Masonry. More hardcore than most Masons and the engravers for centuries passed down vast ancient knowledge with their art. This has been see with the serial numbers on a dozen rifles that have great esoteric or Masonic art than most engraved rifles by these artist.
This rifle will be on the market this December and its a rifle collectors do not want to pass up!
Joh Ulrichs JU initials with the U letter bent and invited, this is seen on dozens of Winchesters that are signed John Ulrich that are factory pieces! Even Conrad used the bent U with his odd ball C initials!

Ames Scale Model Cannon Last Of The Big Iron Gun’s in US History!


This Relic is going to be for sale in the renowned sales catalog of Gary Hendershott this December!

Pictured Above is a historical scale model Ames cannon. The relic was dragged up on a shipwreck site in Long Island Sound. The Ames Connecticut Cannon foundry was founded by the Massachusettes Ames family member Horatio Ames.

Ames made two massive test cannons at the end of the iron ordnance era, where steel was coming into play. Ames lined the barrels with a steel sleeve that made the cannon much stronger, but the big guns did not convince the US Government to purchase the inovated design for equiping US Naval ships in 1870’s. There was documents stating that Ames sent agents to Europe in a last ditch effort to sell the new design. However it failed because of the new technology of making steel cannon.

This scale model is beleived to have been one of the pieces left over that was not given to a European Naval purchasing agent. Since it is known that the ship wreck it came from was returning from Europe that sank a mile or two before the inlet of its home port. Two massive anchors and many artifacts have been found from the site with European goods for sale on the American market. Which confirms the ship had returned from Europe.


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Pictured above is a historical cannon that stood at a Revolutionary War Fort, named Fort Trumbull. For decades the cannon could not be identified to the original foundry, until in recent years. Documents were found, regarding the Connecticut Ames Foundry that placed steel sleeves in the iron barrels and the metal band around the barrel. Where Horatio Ames used his famous trip hammers named “Thor & Odin” to pound out this barrel bands.

What does it all boil down too? These images of the scale model and this 8-12 pounder cannon are the remnants of the “VERY LAST IRON CANNON” made in US history back in the 1870’s. Right at the time that steel, replaced iron that ended the era of cannon! The barrel bands has two five pointed stars, which is surprising to see.


Sold at James D, Julia  Inc. auctions in fall of 2006, here is one of the rarest Masonic All Seeing Eye’s seen on a John Ulrich model 1873. Both sides of the rifle on the fwd panels, centered in the center of a geometric diamond pattern “CROSS” is an “All Seeing Eye”

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What makes this exceptionally unique is that this is the first time a “Masonic Eye” of such is on a documented signed gun my John Ulrich. But to not have been noticed until now for what the symbolism factually is representing is amazing because this is not hidden and can be seen for exactly what it represents with Freemasonry.


Pictured above you can see a traditional Masonic stepped pyramid in plain sight, where often its seen as a partial scroll on several documented Ulrich works on Winchesters!

AN UNDOCUMENTED ULRICH DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVED WINCHESTER: Provides are rare glimpse of an All Seeing Eye in the center of a Masonic flower that its design is traced back to 1791-3 to Philadelphia.



An Amazing rediscovery has been made from a very unique, undocumented Ulrich family custom engraved Winchester rifle. Featuring a Masonic Flower with an All Seeing Eye in the center of the flower. Where this exact design can be traced through the association of Herman Ulrich and his family with the American Banknote Company that was originally founded in 1795. But this design has evidence that predates the design prior to 1795 by the Philadelphia engraver Robert Scot who founded the American Banknote Company.

Pictured above is the Eye in the Masonic flower found a gentleman’s rifle, who requested help with identification of his rifes engraving on the Facebook site “Winchester Lever Action Rifle Collectors” group. The seal on the right is a fob seal that was unearthed by a professional metal detectorist Leighton Harrington in Boston Massachusettes, where a study dated his relic find between 1791-3 by John Vallance and James Trenchard. Trenchard engraved the first US Great Seal Eagle in his famous Columbia magazine in 1786 for the public to see the national coat of arms for the first time publicly, but its not an Eagle! The early US bird were manilpulated as the fire birds! Trencherd left America for England to never return in 1793 to carry out US Guild art work in the UK. Makers marks, dates of both Vallance and Trenchard date Mr. Harrington’s seal being made prior to 1793 and not before 1791 when Vallance came to America from Scotland. This is the first time in US history that a Winchester engraving design can be traced back through the American Banknote Company to the founder of that company, Robert Scot. Who was the offical US Mint engraver and Great Seal maker who was behind all conspiracy controversy with the US National Coat of Arms history associated to Freemasonry today.

Read the document on the link provided and see the rare makers marks of Rudolph Ulrich, his father Conrad and what is believed to be also his brother Johns letter initial mark. Zoom in and see the Harrington All Seeing Eye in the Flower, perfectly preserved after being in the ground  for well more than 100 years!


Adam Ernst, one premier late 18th & early 19th century flint lock, long rifle makers. Shows early American Masonic Freemasons Ciphers. You will see three different cipher grid designs on the stock and a simple xxxx cipher grid on the side plate. These designs are seen on the two Joseph Wright, US Mint’s 1792 George Washington Indian Peace Medals. My other posts shows the grid on GW’s boots and jacket. This Masonic secret writing, art history has be lost to the gun collecting community. My new Winchester Firearm’s “Esoteric” symbolism book will cover Masonic Pig-pen ciphers in-depth, when it will be published and released this summer!


Photographs courtesy of James D. Julia Auctioneers, Fairfield, Maine, USA,

EXTREMELY FINE ADAM ERNST YORK COUNTY RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK RIFLE. SN NSN. This rifle has a 44-1/4” full oct bbl signed in script: “A. Ernst”. The butt diam is 1.75″. The initials “F.S.” are engraved on the lockplate in small script letters. Kindig speculates these are the initials of Frederick Sell, one of the very great master gunsmiths. In his opinion this superb rifle proves Frederick Sell worked for Adam Ernst. Many of the rifles’ details reveal Sell’s hand in its’ creation. There is unusually fine relief carving to the rear of the ramrod entrance pipe, forward of the patchbox, and to the rear of the bbl tang, beautiful relief carving covers practically all of the cheekpiece side of the stock. The carving is majestically designed and beautifully executed in the rococo style, quoting Kindig it is “Kentucky Rifle carving at its best”. Beautiful curly maple stock carries 12 engraved solid silver inlays including the half-moon on the cheekpiece that is typical of Ernst’s work. The patchbox has five piercings. Most areas of the patchbox are covered with fine engraving which is extremely strong, well executed, and well designed. A unique feature of the patchbox is its release hidden within the engraving design of the upper patchbox sideplate. It is interesting to note this same patchbox release feature is present on the lower panel of the signed ”Friderick Sell” rifle offered for sale in this auction. Around the rear screw of the sideplate is the engraved embryonic bird found on many York County Kentuckys. The well defined high comb contributes to the architectural superiority of this rifle. The cheekpiece side of this rifle is covered with unusually well designed “C” scrolls and cross hatching. Adam Ernst was working in York County, Pa. in 1838, prior to which time he was listed as a gunsmith in Berwick Township, Adams County from 1805-1811. Adam Ernst’s work varies in design, normally featuring a beautifully scrolled trigger with piercings to the rear as present on this rifle. The silver half-moon inlay on the cheekpiece is unique when compared to those found in the same position on rifles by other makers. The face on the moon is engraved with distinct human features. This appears to be the very same rifle pictured on plate #158 of Kindig’s long rifle series book: “Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age”. Accompanied by a copy of a 1972 letter from Joe Kindig III to the consignor’s father describing the rifle as “the finest example of this gunsmith’s work extant” with a fair market value of about $11,000. PROVENANCE: Purchased directly from Joe Kindig Jr. Rifle has remained with the consignor’s family since that time having never been offered for sale nor displayed. CONDITION: The rifle is in remarkably good condition throughout showing only normal and expected age related wear. There is one 3“ by 3/8” wood repair on the right-hand side behind the nosecap and another 1-1/4” by 1/4” sliver wood repair along the bbl on the left hand side forward of the sideplate. A small 1/2” piece of wood is missing to the left of the bbl tang. Appropriate for the most advanced Golden Age collection! 4-40323 RG2 (45,000-65,000)