Custom Gunsmithing > 35 Whelen

    The inspiration for this rifle came from the grand rifles that Griffin & Howe created in the 1920s from Springfield 03 rifles. The action used for this rifle is a Springfield O3. The barrel is a Douglass XX .358 caliber with a 1-14 twist and is chambered in 35 Whelen. The barrel is 24 inches in length. The receiver sight is a Lyman 48 complimented by a NECG banded front sight. The bolt knob is hand checkered. The metal is finished with a satin polish and hot blued. Small pins, screws, and pins are nitre blued. The stock was hand made from a blank of wild West Virginia Cherry. Grip cap and fore end are black walnut. The stock has a ¼ inch of cast at the heel with an additional 1/8 inch of twist at the toe. Dakota sling swivel studs were inletted front and back. A Neidner but-plate is installed.