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Old 04-17-2016, 03:37 PM
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Found this on one of the other forums and thought many here would find it as interesting as I did. Not hard to understand what makes a custom build so expensive.

http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek089.html

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Old 04-17-2016, 04:56 PM
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Yup....quiet interesting. Thanks for posting.....
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:18 PM
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Tnk you, intereting.

One would only wonder, what did the gun sell for when finished??

I guess Ill print the bolt picture

Other question-The gun (Suhl)was made by Haenel Co. Some are ordering parts from/for them, Haenels. So are they still in business??? What else do they make, gunwise?

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Old 04-23-2016, 07:04 PM
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i think dan killough bought that rifle, i don't know if he still has it or not.
there were two of them, i think bob finger owned the other one then i
think sold it to a lady in pennsylvania.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:12 AM
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I called Bill and asked him lots of questions about that rifle. He was patient and shared a lot of information, a good guy.

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Tnk you, intereting.

One would only wonder, what did the gun sell for when finished??

I guess Ill print the bolt picture

Other question-The gun (Suhl)was made by Haenel Co. Some are ordering parts from/for them, Haenels. So are they still in business??? What else do they make, gunwise?
http://www.cg-haenel.de/en/haenel-jaeger/products/

I believe there are sources for Suhl parts from Germany but don't know if they are still coming from that maker.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:52 AM
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Parts are still available as Tommy 654 placed a order from the place in Germany for three of us recently and everything ordered came in.
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Anyone else like to add a few items to their order??
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I called Bill and asked him lots of questions about that rifle. He was patient and shared a lot of information, a good guy.



http://www.cg-haenel.de/en/haenel-jaeger/products/

I believe there are sources for Suhl parts from Germany but don't know if they are still coming from that maker.
I wish there was a like button here! Bill had the Suhls figured out!
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:10 PM
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That was a interesting article. I sold both of my 150 and 150-1 Suhls couple years ago as I wasn't using them. One got built into a bench rifle by a RFC member then sad to say he died in his sleep couple years later. I hope he enjoyed it for the short time he had it. I'm sure he did.
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If it was Escobowhunt he sure did!
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If it was Escobowhunt he sure did!
Yes I believe it was. It was discussed shortly after he passed away.
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The article itself is rather old, but I fell in love with that build so much that I spent two years trying to find it and buy it (and whomever owns it can pm me and I will gladly pay whatever it is you are asking).

I did not know what Bubinga wood was until I read the article, nor was I aware if the nickel coating process. The high definition photographs of that rifle just blew me away. There was something magical about that rifle that moved me more then any of my Winchesters, 40'x's or Anshutz rifles ever have. And surprisingly for reason's I cannot explain the twin of the two builds never moved the needle for me? I found it pretty bland, though the article claims it to be identical other then the stock material.

But again, if any of you know the person who has it and can provide contact information, my offer to pay what they feel is fair for that rifle still stands. I would very much like that rifle in my collection, and for myself I consider it a bucket list item.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:54 AM
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he built two of those rifles from what i heard. dan killough had the one in the
article, and bob finger had the other one and i think he sold it to an unknown
lady in pennsylvania.
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this was a blank from Bill Myers that Alex Sitman inleted to a 10x 111 action. marty
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these pics don't do this rifle justice.
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