Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 27, 2011
There’s still time to purchase a ticket for "A Hunter's .470 Double Rifle," the beautiful handcrafted firearm that is being raffled off as a fund-raiser for the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of custom gunmaking.
The drawing for the one-of-kind, big-game firearm will take place Saturday, June 25, at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY. Tickets are $20 each. The winner does not have to be present to win. Details can be found at http://www.ACGG.org.
“A Hunter's .470 Double Rifle,” the 26th such project offered by the Guild, was designed and built by a team selected from among the organization’s membership.
Right from the start, team members agreed they wanted to produce "a working double rifle, not a museum piece." The ambitious project was made all the more a challenge because team members were spread around the country.
About ACGG: The American Custom Gunmakers Guild is a non-profit organization that advances the art of custom gunmaking by increasing public awareness and appreciation for quality custom firearms and promoting custom gunmaking as an accepted art form.
Tony Fleming, who lives in Sparks, NV, was the metalsmith for Project # 26. He adapted a Searcy action to achieve the look of an early twentieth century boxlock express rifle, a popular choice among professional hunters during that period.
Stockmaker Glenn Morovits of Newell, SD, handcrafted a stockblank of Turkish Walnut, a handsome high-quality wood with an overall dark background that features subtle contrasts and a dense grain.
Engraver Larry Peters of Odessa, WA, did substantial research in order to come up with an appropriate English scroll, in keeping with theme of a traditional double.
“For this particular project we envisioned this as being a working double gun, similar to something an English officer might have taken off to Africa or India a hundred and some years ago,” said Steve Nelson, who in addition to being the Project #26 chairman, also donated a Galazan classic English oak and leather trunk case.
For a chance to win ACGG Firearm Project #26, order online at http://www.ACGG.org or send $20 per ticket to the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, 22 Vista View Lane, Cody, WY, 82414. All state and federal laws apply, and federal tax will be collected before the firearm is delivered, organizers said. For more information, visit http://www.ACGG.org or call (307) 587-4297.