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Ryan Breeding Makes Fourth World Heritage Rifle

Ryan Breeding, left, is making the fourth rifle in the World Heritage Rifle Series. With Breeding is John Bolliger, maker of the first and fifth rifles in the series.

Rifle Maker Ryan Breeding is building the fourth rifle in the five-rifle World Heritage Series. It will be sold at auction next year during the SCI Convention in Las Vegas. Continue reading Ryan Breeding Makes Fourth World Heritage Rifle

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Windfall

Photo courtesy of www.beisen.com
Photo courtesy of www.beisen.com

Shortly after writing last month’s column about the current state of the used custom-rifle market, what should fall into my lap but a certified Al Biesen rifle, built on an FN Mauser action.

By accident or serendipity, browsing one of my usual Continue reading Windfall

NECG World Heritage Rifle Takes Shape

Engraved RWS 9,36x62 cartridge for the #3 World Heritage Rifle.
Engraved RWS 9,36×62 cartridge for the #3 World Heritage Rifle.

Work continues on the World Heritage Rifle being made by New England Custom Gun this year for auction at the 2017 Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas. Continue reading NECG World Heritage Rifle Takes Shape

END-OF-AN-ERA BAZAAR

For lovers of fine rifles — and there are still many of us out there — this is the best of times, and the worst of times.

William A. Nerud, M.D. says "My .25-06 Biesen customized Argentine military Mauser and my Model 77 Biesen Ruger .300 Winchester Magnum have controlled round feeding and quietly exude an air of confidence and dependability."
William A. Nerud, M.D. says “My .25-06 Biesen customized Argentine military Mauser and my Model 77 Biesen Ruger .300 Winchester Magnum have controlled round feeding and quietly exude an air of confidence and dependability.”

It’s the worst of times because, I believe, we are seeing the end, or the beginning of the end, of a custom-rifle renaissance that began in the 1980s, flowered with the creation of the American Custom Gunmakers’ Guild through the ‘90s, and is now petering out Continue reading END-OF-AN-ERA BAZAAR