American Custom Gunmakers Guild      Annual Project for 1996      The John Amber Rifle    8x68S

Description: 26" Douglas barrel with full-band front sight and swivel, quarter rib with 1 standing and 2 folding express sights, gold inlaid for 50, 100 and 200 yards. Highly figured California English walnut stock by James Corpe with pancake cheekpiece, smooth horn forend tip, scalloped horn pistol grip cap and checkered horn buttplate. 13 7/8" pull. Hagn falling-block action with sculptured lever by Mark Silver. Zeiss Diavari-X 1.5-6x42 T* scope with bold duplex reticle on custom Vienna-type quick-detachable mounts, completely hand made by Mark Cromwell and fitted directly to quarter rib without separate bases. Extensive coverage, gold-bordered, acanthus scroll engraving on French-gray receiver by Richard Boucher and with ibex to left and fallow deer to right in raised relief gold. Weight: 9lbs, 11oz with scope. In Huey oak & leather case with engraved accessories and commemorative label. The American Custom Gunmakers' Guild annual special project for 1996. In new condition.

Literature: Pictured in Turpin's Modern Custom Guns, pp 148 - 51;   "GUNS" Magazine;   "American Rifleman", Jan 96, p6;   Rifle Shooter 1996, pp 50-53;   ACGG "Gunmaker" Spring 2008, cover.

 

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