Re: Wayne Watson & Bill Rooks!

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Posted by Jo on February 13, 2000 at 14:04:28:

In Reply to: Re: Wayne Watson & Bill Rooks! posted by Bill R on February 13, 2000 at 10:43:34:

: : : : Hi Elaine and Bill, Thinks for the quick answers. No need to post his phone for me. I'll have to pass on getting a Killdeer rifle, "for a long while."
: : : : Thanks again,
: : : : Chris

: : : Hi Chris, there are a lot of custom gun builders out there who can build accurate replicas of the same period, I have had three built in recent years myself that are remarkable works of art and also fine shooters. These are usually in the $1000 to $1200 dollar range. I would be happy to give some names of builders if you would like. Paul G.

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: : Chris, why not take a look at our own Bill Rooks' Killdeer replica? It's offered for sale through this very site, and I understand it's a fine piece of work. Surely you want to check here before going elsewhere?

: : MMMMarcia

: Thanks for the plug Marcia, but I hesitate to put myself in the same league as Wayne Watson. I do think we have a killdeer available for a very reasonable price though......

: On the other hand, I cannot meet the $1000-$1200 range for a rifle. Most of those rifles are being made from pre-carved stocks with most everything pre-inletted, and by guys set up to make only one or several types of rifle - specializing in them and running them out as semi-custom. They are very nice looking rifles and very acceptable for any purpose. Mine are all made from rough stock blanks which requires much more work and time for completion.

: Bill R
: Mohicanland gunsmith


OK, MR. Bill, I guess I could look it up; but what does "pre-inletted" mean.....jezz, all of these terms...butt plate still the winner I think..


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