Contemporary Longrifle Foundation


Ronald Luckenbill
Emporium, PA

I would like to introduce you to myself and my special interest, Recreating History. I am located in north central Pennsylvania in the "Land of Endless Mountains." In our area, we harvest some of the finest curly maple available. I personally select my blanks and process them into finished guns. I work alone in my shop and produce about a dozen quality longrifles a year. I learned stock making from my father. As a young man most of my time was spent working on modern guns. In the mid 1960's, my career took me to the Allentown, Pennsylvania area and there I was introduced to longrifles and was hooked. I started building longrifles using locks supplied by Russ Hamm and barrels from Bill Large. In the mid 1970s, career and family took priority and gunmaking was largely set aside. I often joke that I built guns B.C. and A.C. (Before Children and After Children). I was able to retire in 1995 and have been building full time since then. I enjoy working with the client to produce a longrifle that will often times become a family heirloom. I strive to give value beyond the cost of the project. The satisfaction of my client is my best advertisement.

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Resource: Contemporary Longrifle Association Member

Contact Ronald Luckenbill at:
34 BoMar Drive
Emporium, PA 15834
phone number: (814)486-1809

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