Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CLA Show 2011:Photos

Variations of the
Sliding Wood Patchbox
by Bob Roughton

With thanksgiving and for our blessing, we present this group of rifles for your enjoyment.

Top. Judson Brennan - Transitional style copy of an original German piece, circa 1750 - but Americanized. Pleasing early look in the Brennan tradition. 44 3/4" barrel, Cal .54

2. Rudy Bahr - An absolute J.P. Beck with a combination of the two boxes, wood and brass, for an unusual look. Simple but elegant. 45 5/8 barrel, Cal .45

3. Mark Wheland - Christian Springs Style, it's and Americanized version of the Edward Marshall Rifle. Heavy but graceful, a delight to hold and shoot. 43 3/4" barrel. Cal .58

4. Gerald Neaves - A deluxe transitional style showing wonderful craftsmanship and a nice handmade lock. Sports a combination of finishes. 42" barrel, Cal .54

Bottom. Don Mach - From a relatively unknown builder but having ample skills, this is an English style rifle taken from the KRS book (Jim Johnston) 1976. Pages 161, 162. 42" barrel, Cal .54

Top. John Bevins - This excellent Germanic Rifle was one of his last pieces, and shows wonderful carving and detail pointing to the skill that John possessed. The work of a master craftsman. 28" barrel, Cal .58

Bottom. John Bevins - This rifle is serial number one of a pair made for the movie "Last of the Mohicians" and was a joint effort by several builders. Unfortunately, it was never used in the movie. It is a beautiful example of the Christian Springs style. 37" barrel, Cal .58

Top - Michael McHugh - This well done Herman Ruff is executed with great skill, and mixes the two elements, wood and brass for the box. 48" barrel, Cal .50

2. Bob Harn - This piece was given a real and authentic look by master builder, Bob Harn. Very tastefully done early style. 44" barrel, Cal .58

3. Monte Mandarino - This English style rifle by Monte is very well executed with much silver vine work tastefully done. His works are scarce. 44" barrel, Cal .50

4. Larry Mrock - This piece dated 1978, represents an early rifle style of a classic nature. It also, sports a nice ivory inlay on the cheek. 44" barrel, Cal .54

Bottom. Ed White - This piece is a wonderful copy of Earl Lanning's famous "Genesis" Rifle. 41 3/4" barrel, Cal. 50

Copy by Bob Roughton with photos by Jan Riser.

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