January 2015 – An 1804 rifle by Henry Walter graces this month’s cover. An article about the maker and the rifle follows beginning on page 6. Cover photos by John Kolar.
February 2015 – Travel back to the harsh winter of 1754 at Post Miami, located in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana as French traders and Miami hunters barter for goods and needed services beginning on page 6. Photo by Wild Rivertree
March 2015 – A child’s rifle, used and loved at a time when impressions are being set for life, can become a treasured legacy passed on to future generations to get them started right. Cover photo by Fred Stutzenberger.
April 2015 – A pair of Gilston dueling pistols made in 1821 appear on our cover. Photo by Shelby Gallien.
May 2015 – Falaya iti or Tall Tree stands high atop the Pinnacle. See story on page 7. Photo by Harold L. Jerrell.
June 2015 – Our cover features a painting by Andrew Knez Jr. entitled, Rifleman, depicting the legendary rifleman Jacob Daverbaugh. For the story see page 4. For more of Andrew’s art go to www.andrewknezjr.com.
July 2015 – The cover features a contemporary interpretation of a classic pre-Revolutionary War rifle from the Valley of Virginia. Bill Pritchard is the gunbuilder, for more info see story on page 6. Photo by Ric Lambert.
August 2015 – Shown on this month’s cover are the 20 works of art made and donated by 26 CLA artists for the CLF Annual Fundraising Auction in August. Cover by H. David Wright.
September 2015 – Our cover features a double rifle in .45 caliber and a combination gun of .45 caliber rifled over a .50 caliber smoothbore built by Randy Grunkemeyer. See page 8 for more on these guns. See page 6 for more on another over and under double rifle.
October 2015 – When Times are Good by David Wright. The special relationship between a hunter and his dog spans centuries. Books have been written, movies have been made, and paintings have been done – all which tell the ongoing story. To see more of Mr. Wright’s art, go to his website www.davidwrightart.com
November 2015 – The Hawken style fullstock flintlock, the beaded jacket, and the beaver tail rifle pouch suggest Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, but the Pilgrims beat that era by two centuries. Photograph by Fred Stutzenberger. Accompanying article begins on page 6.
December 2015 – The 1773 Thomas Tileston rifle on our cover is the second earliest signed and dated American long rifle. Because of its furniture it is the earliest signed and dated iron mounted American rifle and possibly the earliest long rifle manufactured in New England.