Owner Gene Nagel became a muzzleloader gunsmith specializing in pre-1840s muzzleloader rifles, gun parts, and specialty tools. Now, Cooperstown Trading Post offers muzzleloader supplies along with a full line of reenactment clothing and accessories for the French & Indian War period, the colonial period, and the pioneer westward migration in our United States and North American history.
Cooperstown Trading Post was born from my gun building hobby.
Prior to establishing Cooperstown Trading Post, it was just a hobby. I would build a gun, on occasion, for myself. Gun parts and specialty tools, at that time, were hard to come by. So… a business was born. Muzzleloader accessories and reenactment clothing entered into the picture. I wanted Cooperstown Trading Post to offer everything having to do with muzzleloading and the pre-1840 historical period.
Since 1977, I've been a muzzleloader gunsmith specializing in pre-1840s muzzleloader rifles, gun parts and specialty tools for muzzleloader gunsmiths. I always have large inventory of muzzleloaders, rifle barrels, kits and everything you need to build a gun. At times, I have a couple of finished, custom muzzleloaders on hand for sale. LYMAN, UGERTI, PIETTA, PEDERSOLI.
Cooperstown Trading Post also carries throwing hawks, rendezvous clothing for men and women, and accessories for historical reenactments. We also offer books, beads, belts, moccasins, hats, natural personal products, and many other items – both antiques and reproductions – from the American frontier era.
– Gene Nagel, Cooperstown Trading Post, Valencia PA
42 Years in Business | Veteran Owned | Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Life Member
NRA Life Member | Independent Mountain Men of Pennsylvania Member
Quality Reenactment Clothing &
If you’re a
fan of frontier or rendezvous reenactments, Cooperstown Trading Post provides
everything you need for an authentic experience. Our mountain man clothing
and women’s frontier clothing is all hand-made, so your period attire is
unique and made to last. You can also choose from a wide range of reenactment
supplies and accessories including knives, lanterns and many general store items for your camp.
Muzzleloader & Black Powder Supplies
muzzleloader enthusiasts, Cooperstown Trading posts carries a large inventory
of muzzleloader supplies, accessories, tools, gun parts, and kits.
Everything you need to build and maintain your gun!