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Old 12-17-2020, 12:18 PM
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1980s Suhl BR50 rifle gunsmith name?



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In the 1980s I began shooting BR50 at my gun club. I bought a benchrest rifle put together by a young fellow from Georgia (my problem is all paperwork was lost in an accident) whose name was “Tim McSomething” who as I remember built them from East German Suhl barreled actions fitted to a benchrest stock. I bought the rifle along with a case of Eley Benchrest Gold ammo the lot # of which grouped well in the rifle. I was all set for the upcoming BR50 season, except one problem-Larry Brown up and died. No more BR50. No more rimfire benchrest at our club. I moved on to other disciplines but now want to organize rimfire benchrest at my gun club. hope my story might help someone suggest who the gunsmith
might have been. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-17-2020, 01:24 PM
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Jim Williams from Grayson Ga. imported lots of the Suhls, that he had made into BR rifles by Tim McWhorter and Doyle Anglin.
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Old 12-17-2020, 06:53 PM
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I think 52DH&R12 has the correct information. I had one of these....shot very well for me.

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I had one w/ that blue/black stock.

Sold it but kept Blackie and Goldie.
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:50 PM
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I have one of those Jim Williams Suhl 22 LR rifles. It looks identical to the one in the picture above.
It is scary accurate. The locals do not like it much when I bring it to a 50/50 or a 100 meter Benchrest match. I put a Harrels tuner on it, and 50M 5-shot groups are generally in the .1s and .2s
Whatever they did to them, it works! Dave.
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All kinds of parts are available if needed--Waffencenter in Germany.
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I had one with the blue/black stock built by Tim McWhorter back in the day. t was a Grade 10 gun. I used income tax refund money to pay for it, lol. He personally delivered it to me and the transfer was done on our club range right before our BR50 match. He shot in the match. I sold the gun few years later. Those were the good ole days.

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Old 08-09-2021, 02:50 PM
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Occasionaly see one. I have two and should sell one..

Im afraid price will scare off most buyers..
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In the 1980s I began shooting BR50 at my gun club. I bought a benchrest rifle put together by a young fellow from Georgia (my problem is all paperwork was lost in an accident) whose name was “Tim McSomething” who as I remember built them from East German Suhl barreled actions fitted to a benchrest stock. I bought the rifle along with a case of Eley Benchrest Gold ammo the lot # of which grouped well in the rifle. I was all set for the upcoming BR50 season, except one problem-Larry Brown up and died. No more BR50. No more rimfire benchrest at our club. I moved on to other disciplines but now want to organize rimfire benchrest at my gun club. hope my story might help someone suggest who the gunsmith
might have been. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ARA was formed when BR-50 folded, now the most popular benchrest matches. Those Suhls were great rifles in their day, today they will be hard pressed to finish above middle of the pack. Rebarrel and you have a rifle about as good as it gets. Check out American Rimfire Association. Matches at Chickenfoot range this Friday eve. and Saturday am. Cedartown, GA.
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I once had a blue/black one as well....
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