How to make a rifle by hand....

ZigZagZeke

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I found a very similar guy to do the work on my rolling block. He was a member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. He built rifles from scratch using all the same tools and techniques. Sadly, he passed away about 3 years after completing my restoration. We were able to save about 75% of the original parts on this one. The rest he had to make from scratch. And yes, it was VERY expensive.



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Just like to point out that MNR's beautiful rifle that you see here was made in Vermont, NOT London. His price for this true work of gunsmith's art is about one quarter that of the same style of rifle made by John Rigby of London. Were I ever in the market for such a piece, I'd be leaving smoking footprints in the pavement on my way to Vermont. His .375 H&H Hatari rifle is a $100K 'London-grade' arm for $16K. Just to pick it up and put it to my shoulder would be worth the airfare to do it.
 

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Just like to point out that MNR's beautiful rifle that you see here was made in Vermont, NOT London. His price for this true work of gunsmith's art is about one quarter that of the same style of rifle made by John Rigby of London. Were I ever in the market for such a piece, I'd be leaving smoking footprints in the pavement on my way to Vermont. His .375 H&H Hatari rifle is a $100K 'London-grade' arm for $16K. Just to pick it up and put it to my shoulder would be worth the airfare to do it.
Having been through a similar experience, I can attest.
 

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