Curt Hoagland was born in Fountain County, Indiana and still lives there today. He has been stocking guns for around 35 years. In the 1980’s, he went to a KRA show in Ohio where he was allowed to handle many original guns. This experience was a major influence in his building. Curt is mostly self-taught, but was fortunate to have a close neighbor, Robert “Pete” Clements, instruct him in carving. He also attended John Schippers engraving school at Conner Prairie where his skills were greatly enhanced. Curt and his friend Jerry Eitnier both live in Hillsboro, Indiana. They have assisted each other with “problem solving” in their gun building. "It is nice to have that extra hand when needed." Curt is a member of the NMLRA and CLA.
Details of the rifle Curt is holding can be seen here.