Kentucky Rifle Foundation Reading Suggestions

Revised 9-23-17

            Guns & Gunmakers:

An Intimate Look at the American Longrifle; Its Art & Evolution – Dave Hansen, KRF, 2014

Arms Makers of Maryland – Daniel Hartzler, 1977

Armsmakers of Pennsylvania – James B. Whisker, 1991

Berks County Longrifles & Gunmakers 1750-1900 – Patrick Hornberger, 2009

Early American Gunsmiths, 1650-1850 – Henry J. Kauffman

Flintlock Fowlers – Tom Grinslade, 2005, 2013

George Schreyer Sr. & Jr., Gunmakers of Hanover, York Co. Pa. – George Shumway, 1990

Gunmakers of Illinois, Volumes 1 & 2 – C. Johnson, 2010

Gunsmiths of Ohio – Hustler, 1973

Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes and Barrel Marks – Roy F. Chandler, 1972

Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes, Volume 2 – Roy F. Chandler & James B. Whisker, 1992

Kentucky Rifles and Pistols 1750-1850 – James Johnston, 1976

The Kentucky Rifle – John G. W. Dillin, 1924, 1946, 1959

The Kentucky Rifle – Merrill Lindsay, 1972

The Kentucky Rifle & Me – Edith Cooper, 1977

The Lancaster Longrifle – Patrick Hornberger & John Kolar, 2011

Long Rifles of North Carolina – John Bivins, 1968

Longrifle Article from MuzzleBlasts 1965-2001, Volumes 1 & 2 – George Shumway

Longrifles of North Carolina, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 – Shelby Gallien, 2011

Longrifles of Pennsylvania: Jefferson, Clarion & Eck Counties – Russell Harriger, 1984

Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny & Westmoreland Counties – Richard Rosenberger & Charles Kaufman, 1993

Masterpieces of the American Long Rifle; The Joe Kindig Jr. Collection – Hornberger & Kindig III, 2015

Moravian Gun Makers of the American Revolution – Bob Lienemann & Steve Hench, KRF, 2010

Muskets of the Revolution – Ahearn, 2005

North Carolina Schools of Longrifles 1765-1865 – William Ivey, 2010

Pennsylvania Longrifles of Note – George Shumway, 1977

The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle – Kauffman, 1960

The Pennsylvania Rifle: Lancaster County During the American Revolution Samuel Dyke, 1974

The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle, A Lancaster Legend – J. Wayne Heckert & Donald Vaughn, 1993

Rifles of Colonial America, Vol. I & Vol. II – George Shumway, 1980

Selected Articles from the KRA Bulletin, Volume I -30 – Henry Bishop Editor, 2005

Thoughts on the American Flintlock Pistol – Samuel Dyke, 1974

Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age – Joe Kindig, 1960, 1978, 2017

Powder Horns:

American Powder Horns, Grancsay, 1965

Bone Tipped and Banded Horns Regional Characteristics of Professionally Made Powder Horns, Hopkins, The Honourable Company of Horners, 2016.

Drums A’Beating, Trumpets Sounding, Guthman, 1993

The Engraved Powder Horn, Dressler, 1996

The Hartley Horn Drawings – Honourable Company of Horners, 2011

Pennsylvania “Horns of the Trade” Screw-tip Powder Horns and Their Architecture, DeCamp, The Kentucky Rifle Foundation, 2011

Powder Horns & Their Architecture , Madison Grant, 1985

Powder Horns, Documents of History, Grinslade, 2009

            Miscellaneous:

Colonial Riflemen in the American Revolution, Huddleston, 1978

Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersmen Belt Axes, Hartzler & Knowles, 1995

John Small of Vincennes, Dressler & Jaeger, 2010

The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch, Madison Grant, 1977