Kentucky Rifle Raffle to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Contemporary Longrifle Association

by
posted on July 29, 2021
Brenmankentuckyrifle

If you have ever dreamed of owning a classic American flintlock longrifle of the Golden Age style, here’s your chance for $10. Artist gunsmith Judson Brennan and his sons created a masterpiece longrifle in the apex decorative style of the late 1700s, when gunmaking rose to a high art form. It has raised carving on the curly maple stock, pure silver inlays, extensive engraving, and is a superb shooter with its 42” tapered and flared 50” caliber barrel and dual set triggers.

The Brennan’s built this $24,000 rifle by hand in the 18th century manner to be raffled off in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Contemporary Longrifle Association (CLA). The drawing will be held at the CLA annual meeting and show in Lexington, Ky., on August 12.  Purchase tickets for $10 each (or 12 for $100) at www.contemporarylongriflefoundation.org or the CLA website at www.longrifle.com.

All proceeds support the CLA’s mission to foster the study, practice and preservation of the artisanal skills of pre-1840 America.  The CLA isn’t just gunmakers.  It’s members hand forge blades, tan hides, weave cloth, make powder horns, pottery, leather bags, furniture, clothing and decorative arts too numerous to name…and each piece, like the Brennan rifle, is one of a kind.

 

Latest

Sidehammernavy
Sidehammernavy

Rifleman Q&A: Sidehammer Navy Revolver

Can you identify this .36-caliber percussion pistol? It has no serial number or markings of any kind, save the number 17 on two of the parts. I did not completely dismantle it.

The Armed Citizen® Feb. 3, 2023

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Rifleman Review: Kimber R7 Mako

Kimber's R7 Mako micro-compact handgun was a serious departure from the company's traditional lineup of handguns, but as we uncovered in our testing, there's a lot to like about this latest concealed-carry gun.

5 New Optics For 2023

Today's optics are a far cry from the glass used yesteryear. Now, optics incorporate amazing technological innovations, all ensuring that shooters can get on target quickly and easily.

Preview: 5.11 Tactical Apex Pant

Clothing choices are highly subjective, but when it comes to functionality, the purely objective qualities of an ordinary pair of pants can either make them the default everyday choice or relegate them to the back of the closet.

2023 Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon

You won’t be seeing any exotic bolt-actions chambered in .22 LR winning Olympic gold if you attend the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon and Winter Shoot, which takes place February 11-12 at Skinner Hollow Farm in Manchester, Vt.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.