Customer Gallery

Our customers are understandably proud of their model 70s, and we're proud to play a part in helping keep these great rifles shooting, showing, or just holding a spot in a customers' safe. This gallery is a tribute to the wide variety of customers who we have had the pleasure of serving. If your rifle is missing, send us a photo and we'll add it!

We have more than a few great customers on the opposite side of the globe, and here's one of them who hails from Australia. Gary R from Redlynch Queensland is a good mate and an equally good hunter. He sends us all kinds of pics which make us want to bag some game down in Oz and this wild bore is no exception - taken with his 1958 standard rifle chambered in .270 WCF and topped with a period-correct Weaver K 2.25 - 5. We like it!  Let's make a plan for a red deer cull hunt on the Kaimai Range over in NZ, Gary!

Jared C of Corpus Christi Texas bagged this 5x5 Rocky Mountain elk using his modernized 1951 model 70. It features a Douglas barrel chambered in .338-280 Ackley Improved and fitted into a Brown Precision stock. We like the elk and the rifle, Jared!

Mitch B of Tulsa, OK sent us this great photo of a nice Muley taken with his .308 Win Featherweight. Mitch worked an 800 yard stalk into an 80 yard shot to bag this beauty. The rifle is a good story too - Mitch called us and said he had come across a nice Featherweight stock and wanted to turn it into a rifle. We worked with him to create this great looking deer-slaying machine.
Bill V. of Peoria, AZ poses in the high desert with this nice ram. We love it, and were equally impressed with his 1950 .270 WCF, which looks like a pretty faithful copy of Jack O'Connor's "No. 2 Sheep Rifle"!  We've asked Bill to explain himself!

Customer Gary R. took this nice bull Tahr in New Zealand with his custom pre-64 model 70 chambered in .300 H&H

Ricky H. of Baton Rouge, LA carried a classic African chambering to Namibia and bagged this warthog. The rifle is a .375 H&H with a McGowen 24" #3 barrel and topped with a Leupold VX6 1-6X28. We think the rifle and the hog are pretty sweet, Ricky!

Michael M. of Leawood KS took this nice 5x5 with his new built custom .300 Win Mag. Looks like it did the job for you Michael... Congratulations!

Ashley L. from Moscow, ID dropped this incredible Alaska bull moose with his model 70 on the target and his son Jeff by his side. That's a world class hunt by every possible definition!  

Ashley's son Jeff didn't do too badly either, check out this Alaska Caribou taken on the same hunt!

Michael H. of Spirit Lake ID has taken his .30-06 Featherweight to Africa three times. It hasn't let him down yet, taking everything from warthog to springbok. Michael bought his model 70 new at age 19 and is carefully documenting its history for the day it is handed down to his son.

Fred C of Newport VA sent us these great shots of his 1948 standard rifle in .222 Remington Magnum. This heavy barreled custom is the creation of gunsmith W.S. Glodzik from Reading, PA and Fred tells us it will absolutely drive tacks. Great looking rifle, Fred!


Ronnie W. - an elected Justice of the Peace from Texas - couldn't stay away and came back to to purchase this 1949 .270 WCF.  We fitted it with a 2.5x Lyman Alaskan scope before we shipped off to Ronnie and we know he'll find a nice Texas white tail with this 70 year old rifle later this fall.


Harold S., a retired undersheriff from nearby Wenatchee, WA, brought in his weary and worn Featherweight for a much needed makeover. Two hours later, Harold and a transformed rifle walked out the door with new life. We installed a minty factory Featherweight barrel and stock, as well as much better bottom metal, sights and extractor. What was once a beater Featherweight might just now be the prize of his gunsafe!

Scott B. from just an hour south of us dropped off his 1942 Super Grade shooter for a stock restoration. That was 6 weeks ago and to be blunt, the rifle was in pretty rough shape.  Scott stopped by the shop today to pick up his rifle and was pretty tickled to see his old friend looking like we'd turned back the clock by a few decades! 

Keith K of Springfield, MO gave his 1955 .300 H&H a classic custom look with this vintage Bishop stock. We think it looks fantastic, Keith!  We also think it looks like you've got a pretty sweet spot to take a deer in that photo!

Sharok A. may live in California, but that didn't stop us from getting parts to him for his model 70 back in his homeland of Iran. Sharok is posed here with his .30-06 Sporter rifle, along with a blonde bear and a Persian leopard. Both photos were taken in Iran, and the photo with the bear was taken by the legendary Jack O'Connor

Tom R's .300 H&H Magnum is going on safari in Africa soon and it was our privilege to dress it up in this beautifully restored Monte Carlo stock.

Greg P bagged this nice black tail with his 1953 Featherweight .30-06. That deer looks huge for a coastal black tail, Greg!

The US Army Pennsylvania National Guard Armory was glad to get the bolt repaired on this "US PROPERTY" engraved .308 Target model. It's the last model 70 in their arsenal and we worked for nearly a year with an Armory Specialist to get the approvals necessary to see this rifle repaired, rather than sent out for "decommissioning".

We were happy to help Larry G find a good replacement barrel for his .300 H&H

It was a pleasure to pay one special customer a visit and see first-hand a few of his truly rare pieces - that rifle in my hands is an original and perfect straight taper pre-war rifle chambered in 9M/M

Gordon H sent us a photo of his beautifully customized Featherweight - a beauty!

Greg P's all-weather hunter, Cerakoted in OD and wearing McMillan furniture. Greg is taking advantage of the fact the pre-64 model 70 is still one of the best hunting rifles money can buy!

We were happy to help Ronnie W re-stock his nice .300 H&H.

Wolfgang M came to us all the way from Höchstädt an der Donau, Germany for a stock and scope.

Darrell A upgraded from a "customized" Monte Carlo to this clean straight comb stock.

Ken M. breathed new life into a worn and weathered family heirloom by re-stocking the rifle in this vintage Fajen furniture. The rifle is a 1949 .30-06 topped with a vintage Burris Fullfield 6-18x42 AO scope. We think this rifle looks pretty sweet!