French and Indian War Foundation is pleased to raffle a Stanford Flintlock Longrifle in Celebration of our 20th Anniversary!
This magnificent contemporary flintlock longrifle was made in the style of 18th century gunmaker Isaac Haines of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Haines was a ‘grand master’ gunmaker of the Lancaster school who made longrifles from 1772 to 1792. He is known for his ‘Lancaster-style’ flintlock longrifles produced during the ‘Golden Age” of the Pennsylvania Longrifles, 1775-1825.
The contemporary flintlock longrifle was made by George Stanford, a native Virginian who lived in Strasburg, VA. Stanford was an avid collector and historian with a national reputation for building fine, collectible, Pennsylvania/Kentucky longrifles. He loved the artistic detail found on many longrifles and was a member of the Kentucky Rifle Association and the Contemporary Longrifle Association.
As a raffle participant, you have the chance to own an important American longrifle created by a skilled craftsman. The 50 caliber piece includes a 48” rifled barrel, curly maple stock, relief carving, silver inlay, and engraving. It is in mint condition and is one of Stanford’s finest longrifles. A truly captivating piece of American art.
- Raffle Cost: $25 per ticket OR 5 for $100 (a $100 purchase will include a 1-year FIWF Membership)
- How to Purchase: Through this online store & at selected events
- Drawing to be Held: French & Indian War Foundation 2022 Annual Meeting, Nov 2022 (see website calendar for updates)
Your raffle participation promotes the French & Indian War Foundation’s Mission to “Preserve and Interpret the Colonial History of Virginia’s Frontier”.
Raffle proceeds will be used towards paying off the Fort Loudoun property loan, allowing for advancement of long-term foundation goals.
Disclaimer: Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Longrifle will be distributed through licensed dealer, in compliance with federal and state laws and applicable local ordinances. If winner is ineligible to receive the prize under relevant state, federal or local laws and regulations, the prize will be forfeited without refund, and a new raffle winner will be selected. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.
The French & Indian War Foundation was established in 2002 to focus public attention on the preservation and interpretation of the colonial Virginia frontier, with particular emphasis on the French and Indian War era (1754-1763).
The Foundation is headquartered at 419 N. Loudoun Street in Winchester ,Virginia, which is located in the footprint of historic Fort Loudoun. In 1756, the Virginia House of Burgesses approved construction for a chain of forts to defend the colony’s frontier. George Washington, the 24-year-old Colonel of the Virginia Regiment, was the commander responsible for protecting the back country. Due to its strategic location, Washington chose Winchester as the location for a “large magazine to supply the diverse forts”. He drew plans for Fort Loudoun and supervised its construction. Built of parallel inner and outer walls 18 feet apart at the base filled with earth and rubble, the formidable fort had four bastions, barracks for 450 men, and a well sunk 103 feet through solid limestone rock.
The only portion of the fort that remains today is the well. Archaeological investigations have uncovered intact period deposits including part of the barrack’s foundation as well as numerous artifacts. The Foundation plans to use the 1830s house now located on the property as an interpretive center.
Proceeds from our 20th Anniversary Longrifle Raffle will be used to help paying off the Fort Loudoun property loan, which will allow advancement of long-term foundation goals.
Thank you for your support of the French and Indian War Foundation.
“Preserving and Interpreting the Colonial History of Virginia’s Frontier”
Virginia Landmarks Register
National Register of Historic Places