See Outstanding Craftsmanship Displayed at The Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers 25th Exhibition - January 23-25 Reno, NV

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The Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition ( is the only place where one has the opportunity to see museum quality American custom pieces valued at $5,000 to $500,000 or more. A special historical display of custom guns rarely seen will provide a not-to-miss opportunity for all who appreciate fine guns.

A unique partnership between the Firearms Engravers Guild of America ( and the American Custom Gunmakers Guild began 25 years ago displaying the finest quality work of their members on custom rifles, shotguns and hand guns. Now, more of an art display, commissioned works includes pieces that are displayed have been shown in special museum exhibits as examples of fine modern custom guns. This will be the only time in 2009 where the artistic ability of the members of these two guilds will be displayed under one roof.

One of the highlights of this year's exhibition is 'The Special Hornet' ACGG #24. A perfect small game and fun recreational shooting gun is the latest creation by a team of members of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (ACGG). A special Winchester 1885.22 Hornet was created based on a traditional American action and cartridge. Roger Ferrell did extensive metalwork on the original 1913 frame and barrel. Stockwork by Al Lind on an outstanding piece of American Black Walnut is checkedered in 24 lpi in a modified point pattern. Engraver Jerome Glimm complemented the project with tasteful German-style engraving.

A lucky person (who does not have to be present) will have the opportunity to own 'The Special Hornet,' including the unique Damascus knife and the leather case, by purchasing a ticket. Anyone interested in the raffle go to or send $20 per ticket to ACGG 22 Vista Ln, Cody, WY. All federal and state laws apply.

Special features for this special anniversary year will include displays by members of the American Bladesmith Society including well-known knifemakers Al Pendray, Red St. Cyr, Jay Hendrickson, Charlie Ochs and others. These craftsmen of the forged blade will showcase their unique one-of-a-kind knives. Back again will be members of the Contemporary Longrifle Association including Ron Scott and Jim Chambers. Contemporary muzzleloading and shooting accoutrements fascinate every history and shooting fan.

A special historical display of custom guns rarely seen will provide a not-to-miss opportunity for all who appreciate fine guns. The focus for this exhibit will be post WWII custom makers who shaped the trends of modern gunmaking. One of Jack O'Connor's personal .270s will be available to examine.

The Firearms Engravers Guild of America will present seminars with the presenters and FEGA members generously sharing information acquired from decades of hands on experience. FEGA distributes many books about engraving and engravers. Castings of beautiful engraving examples can be purchased for study and decoration at The following topics will be presented on Monday January 26th. Lee Griffiths - Tools and Techniques of Sculpting, Mike Dubber - Lettering and Borders and Bob Strosin - Preparing and Finishing Firearms. Seminars are free and open to the public.

The American Custom Gunmakers Guild seminars on January 26th will run form 8:30 am -11:30 am. Gary Goudy will discuss and show his DVD on leather covered recoil pad, James Dubell will answer questions after showing his DVD on re-boring and re-rifling. Seminars are open and free to the public. DVDs and video tapes along with the ACGG book "Custom Firearms Artistry" are available at

Reno hosts three days of outstanding, beautiful contemporary American custom firearms. Exhibition hours are Friday 12:00 pm to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20/day per person.

Don't wait another day to make your hotel reservations to attend the Firearms Engravers & Gunmakers Exhibition January 23-24-25, 2009. at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Resort. Call Room Reservations 800-687-8733 and ask for group code FEGE09. You'll receive a $6 food credit per day at any of the restaurants. Stay where it's convenient to attend the exhibition. Reservations must be made by Dec.19th - if rooms are still available then.

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