The Kentucky Rifle Association is a non-profit
corporation organized to establish a permanent
international organization for promotion of the
pleasure and recreation of its members
interested in the collection and preservation of
the Kentucky Rifle, Kentucky Pistol and related

KRA Bulletins

Featuring current and archived editions of the Bulletin, published 3 times a year. Read about guns, gunmakers and their history.

Moravian Gunmaking II

Hard cover book by Robert Paul Lienemann and published by The Kentucky Rifle Association:

  • Robert Lienemann and team extend their previous pioneering study focusing on the gun shops at Bethlehem and Christian’s Spring 1750-1790
  • Photos and descriptions of over 20 long guns and pistols, including two unpublished Oerter rifles, one in “as new” condition
  • 224 pages with high quality photos – most in color, plus sketches and critical dimensions
  • Great reference for collectors, builders, restorers, and historians

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Members may login here for access to the current KRA Membership directory and to update their personal listings.

Regional Shows

Information for upcoming shows is presented here for convenience; however, the KRA is not affiliated in any way with the planning or presentation of any regional longrifle or gun show.


A searchable listing of riflemakers in the Kentucky Rifle Foundation database. Search specific makers by name, their state, or school. Click on the area of interest and a new list will be displayed.

Suggested Reading

A listing of the major publications on muzzle loading guns, gunmakers, powder horns and accoutrements.

KRA News

Listings of Kentucky Rifle Foundation exhibits and related topics.

Gunmakers Fair at Kempton
July 26 – 28, 2024
Kempton, Pennsylvania

This event will continue to carry on the traditions and values set forth by the Dixon Family.  Preservation of the muzzleloading rifle culture is paramount to so many as it is not only a hobby for those involved but is is also the preservation of history in the form of schools of rifle building, horn work, engraving, redware, textiles, living history encampments and so much more. 
Learn more at: https://www.gunmakersfair.com/

Membership Information

Membership is by invitation and is available to persons interested in the collection, preservation and/or study of original Kentucky Rifles, Pistols and Accessories. Learn more about membership.