Contemporary Long Rifles

CLA 2019 Auction

Here is a list of items at the CLA auction taking place August 16th at 5:00 P.M. in the Grand Ball Room of the Lexington Convention Center, 400 Vine Street, Lexington, Ky. After examining an item use the back button to return to the list. Read More »

CLA 2019 Auction: Lobed horn and hunting bag by Tim Crosby and Marc Hamel

Lobed horn and hunting bag by Tim Crosby and Marc Hamel Tim Crosby and Marc Hamel teamed up to create a superb colonial era bag and horn set for this year’s CLF fundraising auction. The architecture of Hamel’s cowhide hunting bag is inspired by an eighteenth century engraving that depicts a rifleman wearing a similar bag. The bag is made from 2-3 ounce cowhide, tooled and dyed by Hamel. The main flap ... Read More »

CLA 2019 Auction: Classic patch knife by Verlin Cossel 

Classic patch knife by Verlin Cossel Every blackpowder shooter needs a dependable patch knife in his kit, and this year’s CLF fundraising auction will afford attendees the opportunity to own a truly fine example by knifemaker Verlin Cossel. Cossel’s patch knife is an evocative classic that conjures images of the early American frontier. Starting with reclaimed steel from an antique hay rake tine, Cossel handcrafted the blade at the coal forge in ... Read More »

CLA 2019 Auction: .54 Caliber Gentleman’s Pistol by Ken Stanley and Chuck Edwards

.54 Caliber Gentleman’s Pistol by Ken Stanley and Chuck Edwards Few weapons capture the artistic grandeur of the flintlock era quite like a refined gentleman’s pistol, and this year the CLF is pleased to present a truly stunning example by gunsmiths Ken Stanley and Chuck Edwards. Inspired by a pistol originally created by Pennsylvania’s legendary Kuntz family of gunsmiths, Stanley created this exquisite handgun around a .54 caliber, 10 3/4”, rifled barrel, ... Read More »