Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society



Rifle drawing November 25, 2017,
by Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.

rifle 17

The rifle is a Contemporary 18th Century Kentucky flintlock rifle; stocked in fine curly maple.  It features a 44 inch 50 caliber swamped “B” profile Colerain barrel with Davis Early Lock, and brass furniture.  The Colerain Barrel Company, of Spruce Creek Pennsylvania, offers a ‘B’ profile barrel that has a 1” breech, 0.718” waist, and a 0.865” muzzle with round bottom rifling (1 turn in 56 inch twist).  The R.E. Davis Early Lock Company of Woodville, Ohio, manufactured the lock.  The lock is a 2-screw piece faithfully copied from the lock collection of Master gunsmith and locksmith Jack Brooks, of Colorado.  Jack produced the pattern, while the mold and tooling were produced by Master mold maker Larry Zornes of the Mold and Gun Shop, Ohio.  This lock well represents locks produced in the Colonial American period.  Both the barrel and lock Wayne (shown below) selected for this rifle were great choices.


Photo by Elizabeth Chalfant

Photo - Left to right….George Chalfant (Foundation President), Wayne Estes (Master gun builder of Contemporary 18th Century firearms), Larry Disney (Foundation Vice President), and Rob Minerich, Fort Boonesborough State Park Manager.

The Rifle was presented by builder Wayne Estes to members of The Winter Trade days on November 26, 2016, at Fort Boonesborough State Park

The beautifully scrimshawed powder horn was made by artisan Tommy Barnett,
of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

 The possibles shooting bag was made by Bob Ruth, Licking Valley Trade Company, Cynthiana, Kentucky.

The horn’s strap (not shown) was made  by Paul Moore, Corbin, Kentucky.

All items will go to one winner. Drawing to be held November 25, 2017

Bag and Horn

Tickets will also be available at all
2017 Fort Boonesborough Events.

The original Fort Boonesborough was built by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775


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