Deadline Looms for Silent Auction of Matching Handcrafted Rifles to Benefit ACGG Education Foundation - Bidding Closes Dec. 1

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Two beautifully handcrafted Model 700 Short Actions are showcased in a silent auction organized to help raise funds for the American Custom Gunmakers Guild Education Foundation. Visit http://www.ACGG.org/foundation for details.

The American Custom Gunmakers Guild's mission is "Promoting the artistry of fine custom firearms," and there's no better example of that artistry than a pair of Model 700 Short Action Rifles being auctioned off Dec. 1 to benefit ACGG's Education Foundation.

The pair of rifles (.222 cal. and .257 cal. respectively) are consecutively serial-numbered G6531421 and G6531422. The actions were donated by Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. Donors of various components include Fred DePoy of Douglas Barrels; Fred Wenig of Wenig Custom Gunstocks; and Leupold, "America's optics authority," with photography donated by Tom Alexander. Time building the rifles was donated by John Maxson and engraving by Brian Powley. Veteran stockmaker John Maxson, President of the Education Foundation, explained the inspiration for the rifles this way:

"Bruce Farman and I were talking at Reno in January of 2008 about ideas for raising money for the scholarship fund of the Education Foundation," Maxson said.

That's when Maxson eyed a pair of Remington Actions.

He turned to Farman, the foundation's treasurer, and said, "How about if we build a pair of rifles for the scholarship fund all out of donated components, and do them up in a modest hunting motif in a couple of classic calibers, and silent bid auction them with the money going to fund scholarships for gunmakers?"

The auction is open to anyone, age 21 or older, who meets the Federal requirements for purchasing a firearm. Bids must include:

A. Amount of Bid
B. Complete Name
C. Complete Address
D. Phone Number
E. Any bid received that states $1.00 more than the highest bid will not be accepted.
4. All bids will be sent to: ACGG Education Foundation, c/o Bruce Farman Treasurer, 2563 NE Wm E. Sutton Road, Bremerton, WA 98311.

Bids will be opened Dec. 15. If two or more bids are identical, the winning bid with the earliest postmark will be selected. The winner will be notified Dec. 15. If no contact can be made, the next highest bidder will be notified.

Deadline for bids is Dec. 1, 2009. Donations to the American Custom Gunmakers Guild Education Foundation are tax-deductible.

For additional information, please visit http://www.ACGG.org/foundation or call (307) 587-4297.

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