Tortuga Trading - Black Powder Treasures - Video
Scott Sommers hosts this adventurous episode, shot at the Del Mar Antique show, not far from Xcorps home base in Encinitas, California. He chats with ancient firearms expert Sean Rich, owner of Tortuga Trading, who talks about the many original - not reproduced - weapons, including guns, swords, and armor, along with coins and shipwreck treasure from his collections.
Sean has also had many adventures and played an important role in the movie and TV industry being a consultant weapons expert on Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films and the historically demanding blockbuster film 'the Last of the Mohicans'. He's also worked on the History Channel's 'Pawn Stars' and Nat Geo's 'Lords of War', among other productions.
Though props help make a film look authentic, it's another thing to see Sean's collections with tall glass cases filled with row after row of 300 year old black powder pistols and rifles! Plus other cases filled as well with Pirate and Spanish Crown silver and gold pulled from beneath Caribbean seas! The imagination races upon actually seeing and holding these items in person!
(video posted with Sean's permission 11-28-13)