Contemporary Longrifle Assoc

Two Hole Vent Test

This test is a long time coming.  A couple years ago at CLA, Steve Chapman and I were looking over a flint gun made by Allan Sandy. The vent Allan used had two smaller holes located horizontally.  Allan said the vent was internally coned but used two .052″ holes.  Allan said he didn’t know whether it was faster or slower than a normal vent. My reply was that I could time it. ... Read More »

Pouch, Measure, Brush, Pick, & Bullet Board by Rich and Jeanne McDonald

  Rich and Jeanne McDonald are well known CLA Artists. Rich and Jeanne have been married over 29 years and live on a small farm in southern Ohio. They are part of the southern Ohio contingent contributing to this auction including Joe Seabolt and Maryellen Pratt.Rich bought his first muzzleloader at the age of 12 and has been hooked ever since. Rich started forging knives and and tomahawks in 1990 and now ... Read More »

Double Hunting Pouch by William Smith

The hunting pouch is an icon of the American frontier. By the early 19th century pouches could show distinct regional variations, wide ranges in quality from home made to finest cordwainers work, and variations in size and shape based on use. This years auction presents a stunning range of bags and accoutrements.Bill Smith has donated a double bag of finely tanned deer skin with double internal compartments. Bill has been making bags ... Read More »

2014 CLA Live Auction: Robert Pawling Native American Style Bag

Native American Style Bag by Robert PawlingRobert Pawling is a CLA artisan specializing in dyed porcupine quill embroidery of many kinds done on braintanned deerskins to produce 18th C. Northeast Native accoutrements.Bob has extended his style a bit in keeping with this years auction theme of westward expansion. Bob has produced a bag like the indians of the western plains and mountains were producing in the period of early contact. This bag ... Read More »

2014 CLA Live Auction: “The Frontiersman” by Josh Shepherd

Josh Shepherd created this piece entitled “The Frontiersman”.  It is 21” tall and made of hydrostone with a hand-applied finish.  It’s a limited edition of 50.  This is number 14 (In honor of 1814) and in keeping with the theme of the auction. The round hat, rifle, and hunting shirt are characteristic of the working frontier, and the  detail on the horn, bag , and belt are remarkable. “The Frontiersman” is a well done ... Read More »

2014 CLA Live Auction: Update

The CLA Fundraising Auction will take place on Friday, August 15  at 5:00.  This is a day earlier than last year and a day earlier than what was originally forecast this year.  The list of auction items has expanded a bit with powder horn from Ron Hess including a strap from Kris Polizzi.  Josh Shepherd has donated a casting he produced of an early 19th century frontiersman.  Both of these items will ... Read More »

2014 CLA Live Auction: Knife & Sheath by Jerry Eitnier

Indiana gunmaker, Jerry Eitnier is a returning donor to the CLA fundraising auction. Jerry is no stranger to the muzzle loading sport and art. He has been involved for more than 40 years. He joined the National Muzzle Loading Association in 1973, and in 1987 he built his first longrifle. He became a charter member of the Contemporary Longrifle Association in 1991.Jerry is strongly influenced by Hershel House’s work.  He builds guns ... Read More »

2014 CLA Live Auction: Contributors

This will be the third year of commemorating the War of 1812 for the 2014 CLA Fund Raising Auction.  Fifteen CLA artists have created their art and donate it to be auctioned at the Annual Meeting and Show on August 15, in Lexington, Kentucky. We will be showcasing the 2014 fund raising auction items here.  Individual works will be added to this site as they are received. The following CLA artists have ... Read More »

The 2013 Contemporary Longrifle Association’s Live Auction

For more information about the auction or CLA membership please visit: Contemporary Longrifle Association     Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Trade Silver Wrist Band by Wayne & Marilyn Holcombe

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 “A Knife Fit for an Alligator-Horse” by Joe Seabolt

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today         By T.C. Albert During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 A Hunter’s Shot Pouch Set from a Frontier on the Eve of War by Cal Tanner and Jim Hays

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Jerry Eitnier Knife & Sheath

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today      By Heinz Ahlers During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Nathan Boone Pouch & Horn Set by Tim Sanner & Jim Webb

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Trade Silver Shell Gorget by Wayne & Marilyn Holcombe

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 A Choctaw Style Bow, Quiver, and Arrows Set by Matt & Paul Fennewald

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 A Fine Lexington Style Rifle by Marvin Kemper

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today    Written Guy Montfort During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Isaac Shelby Commemorative Knife by Glen Mock

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Plug Bayonet by Todd Daggett

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today     Written by Heinz Ahlers During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Tansel Style Powder Horn by Jeff Bottiger

During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real treat. Not only will you be getting an advance preview of the 2013 fund ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 Brian Anderson’s Squire Boone Pipe Ax

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 – Chippewa Birchbark Canoe Model by Ray Boessel

For more information about the auction or CLA:   Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a ... Read More »

CLA Auction 2013 A Circa 1810~1825 Pouch and Horn Set by Donald Shaver

For more information about the auction or CLA: Contemporary Longrifle Association Join the CLA Today During our second year of commemorating of the War of 1812, the 2013 CLA Fund Raising Auction promises to be another significant event. Twenty-five generous CLA artists have stepped forward to create their art and donate it to be auctioned at our Annual Meeting and Show on August 17, in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone is in for a real ... Read More »

2008 CLA Show — ALR noon meeting

Don's Bag

The biggest CLA show ever is now over. While the number of CLA exhibitors grew from years past, the original displays done by the Kentucky Rifle Association made an immense contribution. Following is a collection of photos from a number of sources. We hope you enjoy them. I decided to use a series of slide shows because of the number of photos to be included. I wish to thank those who gave ... Read More »

David Price talks with Black Powder Mag

David Price

David Price makes beautiful guns. His speciality is the Swivel Breech. In the years I have known him, I have had the chance to look at many of his guns. His work is on numerous magazine covers, at Dixons, at Friendship, and as the raffle gun for GunMakers’ Hall. David is man with the desire and ability of teach others what he knows. His web site,  The Flintlock Shop, has tutorials on carving ... Read More »