Ron Luckenbill in his shop

I would like to introduce you to myself and my special interest, Recreating History. My name is Ron Luckenbill and I am located in north central Pennsylvania in the “Land of Endless Mountains.” In our area we harvest some of the finest curly maple available.  As of 2023, I retired from building muzzleloaders, but for decades, I personally selected my blanks and processed them into finished guns. I worked alone in my shop and produced about a dozen quality longrifles a year. I learned stock making from my father. As a young man most of my time was spent working on modern guns. In the mid 1960’s, my career took me to the Allentown, Pennsylvania area, and there I was introduced to longrifles and was hooked. I started building longrifles using locks supplied by Russ Hamm and barrels from Bill Large. In the mid 1970s, career and family took priority and gunmaking was largely set aside. I often joke that I built guns B.C. and A.C. (Before Children and After Children). I was able to retire from my employment in 1995 and had been building full time until 2023. I enjoyed working with the client to produce a longrifle that will often times become a family heirloom. I strived to give value beyond the cost of the project. The satisfaction of my client was my best advertisement.

I built recreations of the fine muzzleloaders of the 17th century through the mid 18th century. Click on the Muzzleloaders tab above to view these.

Feel free to contact me at (814) 486-1809, EMAIL, or enter your information below…