It seems like just yesterday that my father, John Bolliger Sr., and I were discussing the possibilities of a new rifle project with Safari Club International. After months of planning and preparation, the SCI World Heritage Rifle series was born. Since that time, more than four years have passed and four of the five rifles in the series have been built and sold at auction at the annual SCI Hunters’ Convention. Continue reading World Heritage Rifle Series: The Americas→
After months of anticipation, the World Heritage Rifle is ready to take its place in the pantheon of high end custom rifles. We’ve been following the development of this exquisite rifle during its journey from conception to completion and are proud to unveil the finished product. And the very best part is…this functional piece of firearms art can be yours! It will be auctioned Saturday night at the 2015 SCI Convention in Las Vegas!
Some of the components being used to make the Africa Rifle, first in the World Heritage Rifle Series.
The World Heritage Africa rifle features a full-maned lion in sculptured 24 carat gold.
John Sr. & John Jr. Mountain Riflery Inc., reviewing technical drawings of the project.
John Bolliger Sr. busy checkering the Africa rifle.
The butt plate engraving features a raised and sculpted elephant in 24 carat gold and platinum tusks.
Tom and Joe Julian review the drawings for the credenza.
Old World craftsmanship meets modern engraving!
John Bolliger Jr. rust bluing the World Heritage Rifle. The process is time consuming but is much more durable than standard bluing.
Dennis Friedly working on the presentation knife.
Mike Dubber, Master Engraver, engraving the floor plate of the Africa rifle.
World Heritage Rifle engraving by Michael W. Dubber. When complete the rifle will be auctioned at the 2015 SCI Convention.