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the Pennsylvania State Police in 1966
and was stationed in the Lehigh Valley
- the cradle of early gun building and
the famous "Pennsylvania Longrifle."
"Through friends I got my first
hands-on experience with some of
the fine muzzleloaders originally built
there," he said.
At one point he was given an original Jaeger rifle to copy and learn from.
The Jaeger had its origins in Germany
and its style was influential to many
Pennsylvania gunmakers.
It influenced Ron, too.
"I was hooked after seeing that rifle,"
he said.
Ron retired from the State Police in
1995 and soon turned his hobby into a
business and a full-time job.
He said the shop couldn't be better
situated.
Some of the finest curly maple available comes from northcentral Pennsylvania. Luckenbill is a regular at local
sawmills, picking through pallets of
wood and hand-selecting pieces with
the best grain and cut.
In his shop, he shapes the wood into
gunstocks, and completes all the inlaying and engraving.
While he doesn't forge the barrels
for the guns he builds, he does finish

WOOD FIGURE
When a plank is sawed from
a tree that has a lot of figure
in the grain, the saw cuts
straight through the curl in
the grain, and the tops of the
waves of grain are cut away,
exposing end grain. When a
staining agent is applied, the
end grain absorbs the stain
more readily and becomes
darker. When the wood is finished, the figure grain stands
out as a darkened stripe.

them by applying bluing, browning or
antique metal finishes, and completes
all other work necessary for making a
functional muzzleloader.

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Ron Luckenbill said his pair of
movie rifles has really boosted his
business.
"The publicity associated with my
involvement in the movie has brought
many questions, comments, and some
orders for copies of that specific rifle,
and for other traditional muzzleloaders," he said.
Through The Revenant, they are
learning about a fine Pennsylvania
tradition Ron is carrying on. X

Cover Painting by randy Zigo
THIS MONTH'S COVER, "Blue Haze," is the 2016 Working
Together for Wildlife fine-art print. As in past years, 600
limited- edition prints are available. Prints sell for $125,
plus $12.95 shipping and handling for all mail orders. Call
for framing price. Pennsylvania residents must add 6 percent sales tax on all purchases. Sales of Working Together
for Wildlife prints benefit the state's nongame management and research. Order online at The Outdoor Shop,
www.pgc.state.pa.us or call 1-888-888-3459.
See page 22 for a feature on blue herons.

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