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H-S Precision Unveils Tom Houghton Tribute Rifle

H-S Precision, announced a limited production rifle commemorating Tom Houghton Sr. A passionate benchrest competitor, Mr. Houghton set three world accuracy records using his own cut-rifled barrels and founded H-S Precision in 1978. The Limited Production Tribute Rifle is a Long Range hunting rifle based on Mr. Houghton’s original world record rifle. Only 50 of these rifles will be made.

The stock, which is done in a red, white, and blue color scheme, is an H-S Precision Pro-Series features fiberglass reinforced with Kevlar and unidirectional carbon fiber, hand-laid around a full length aluminum bedding block. The stainless steel Pro-Series barreled action sports a newly designed receiver with a minimal ejection port and a tactical bolt handle. Each rifle will be engraved with a limited edition, one-of-a-kind “Tom Sr.” serial number. Making this rifle truly unique, the tribute rifle can be ordered in any commercial caliber for which H-S Precision chambers.

Tim Houghton, Vice President and COO, said “My dad was always an inspiration to me, and being able to memorialize him with a special rifle was something I had wanted to do for quite some time. Every detail of this project was important to me. We really tried to bring the essence of his original rifle into the modern world. I am happy I get to share a project that means so much to me with the entire firearms community.”

 

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Rigby Showcases First Ever Small Calibre London Best At Adihex

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London gunmaker John Rigby & Co., well-known for its large calibre big game rifles, has unveiled a unique London Best in .223.

The exquisite rifle is the smallest made by Rigby since the firm’s Continue reading Rigby Showcases First Ever Small Calibre London Best At Adihex

Kipplauf: One Shot Is Enough

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Johann Fanzoj, the first of his gunmaking family to hunt on safari, has built the business since 1965.

He studied banking but returned to the family gunmaking business in 1955. A decade later, at the death of his father, Johann Fanzoj (say, Fanzoy) assumed control. “In 1969, I was the first of our family to visit Africa,” he tells me. “I carried Continue reading Kipplauf: One Shot Is Enough

Style Trends – Scratching The Surface

A collaboration of goldsmiths and gunsmiths. Bottom view of an exquisite hunting rifle featuring partially blued steel, various hand engraving techniques, gold and enamel. Photograph courtesy of Johann Fanzoj, Ferlach, Austria
A collaboration of goldsmiths and gunsmiths. Bottom view of an exquisite hunting rifle featuring partially blued steel, various hand engraving techniques, gold and enamel.
Photograph courtesy of Johann Fanzoj, Ferlach, Austria

The ornamentation of metal surfaces is a vast and fascinating topic for metal bugs like jewelers and goldsmiths or gun manufacturers. Although the first works primarily with precious metals and the latter with a variety of steel alloys, there’s a lot of common ground. It is impossible to draw a clear line between them, because over the five plus millennia that humans have been processing metals, countless techniques have evolved, some of which are more straightforward than others. Continue reading Style Trends – Scratching The Surface