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Special Hornet

Special Hornet

American Custom Gunmakers Guild Firearm* No. 24

The Winchester Low Wall Takedown in .22 Hornet is presented in a special single-shot style meant for target shooting or small game hunting and as such is a dedicated scoped rifle with a Unertl 8X on top.

Gunmaker: Roger Ferrell made the Damascus steel inserts for the schnable fore-end and grip cap, with miniature hornets in place of the customary ebony. The 28-inch half-octagonal barrel is cold rust blued. Ferrell did all the metalwork and coloring.

Stockmaker: The American black walnut stock by Al Lind is a super exhibition crotch-grain checkered at 24 lpi in a modified point pattern with mullered borders and a ribbon in the fore-end. The Swiss buttplate is steel.

*A series of guns commissioned by the American Custom Gunmakers Guild ( and raffled off in the past as fundraisers. We're presenting these as examples of rifles as art, not as objects for sale. Photo courtesy American Custom Gunmakers Guild.

Engraver: Jerome Glimm did the 1800s-style subdued scroll covering receiver, finger lever and accent areas--using only a chaser's chisel and gravers, just as was done in the period.

Photography: Turk's Head Productions


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