Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society

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The rifle is a Contemporary 18th Century Kentucky flintlock rifle
built by Master gun builder Wayne Estes, Paris, Kentucky

The rifle is 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 during the Colonial American period.

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, and the horn’s strap by Paul Moore, Corbin, Kentucky.

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

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