Plan Your Perfect Custom Gun at the Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition

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The American Custom Gunmakers Guild (http://www.ACGG.org) and the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (http://www.FEGA.com) will host the 27th annual Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition, Jan. 28-30, 2011, at John Ascuaga's Nugget, in Reno/Sparks, NV. Among the featured firearms will be the "Hunter's .470 Double Rifle," which will be won by some lucky custom-gun lover.

Looking to "Plan Your Perfect Custom Gun"? Then attend the 27th annual Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition where there'll be plenty of inspiration, including the "Hunter's .470 Double Rifle," a one-of-a-kind firearm destined to be a welcome accessory on somebody's safari.

The exhibition is a joint effort of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (http://www.ACGG.org) and the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (http://www.FEGA.com). It has been described as "The finest assembly of custom guns and engraving in America."

The event takes place Jan. 28-30, 2011, at John Ascuaga's Nugget, in Reno/Sparks, NV. Also participating are select members of the American Bladesmith Society, the Contemporary Longrifle Association and the Knifemakers Guild. Hours are Noon to 9 p.m., Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $20 per person per day.

Among the firearms featured at the exhibition will be ACGG Project #26, "A Hunter's .470 Double Rifle," which will be raffled off as a fund-raiser for the non-profit organization whose goal is to advance the art of custom gunmaking by increasing public awareness and appreciation for quality custom firearms and promoting custom gunmaking as an accepted art form.

ACGG Firearm #26 features metalwork by Tony Fleming, stockwork from Glenn Morovits and engraving from Larry Peters. Steve Nelson was the project's chairman.

"From the beginning, all team members were in agreement that this should be a working double rifle, not a museum piece," Nelson said.

Details about the raffle and the rifle are available at http://www.ACGG.org.

The Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition dates back to 1985 when the American Custom Gunmakers Guild and the Firearms Engravers Guild of America wanted to showcase their members' work.

"Each year the quality and artistic expression of projects displayed have surpassed the previous year," a spokesperson said.

As in previous years, seminars on a variety of topics will be featured on the Monday following the exhibit.

"We have these seminars where anybody is invited, and we tell everybody how we do things," said ACGG President Al Lind, one of the organization's co-founders.

To reserve a hotel room at John Ascuaga's Nugget, call (800) 648-1177 and use Reservation Code GFIRE11. Dec. 19 is the deadline for reservations. The room rate is $107 per night, plus tax and fees.

An evening event titled "Banquet, Awards and Auctions" is scheduled for Saturday.

"Enjoy a fun social evening and get acquainted with Guild members," organizers said. "Tickets include a drink during the cocktail hour and a wonderful Nugget dinner."

For more information about the Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition, visit http://www.FEGA.com, http://www.ACGG.org or call (307) 587-4297.

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