Wilderness Rifle Works .50 Cal


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gizamo
September 27, 2008, 09:39 PM
Picked this up today. Had to do a bit of research. At first the gun looks like a CVA Mountain gun. But it isn't...:)

It is a Wilderness Rifle Works Plains Rifle. WRW's made their own barrels on the old Douglas Co. equipment. American made gun and not an import.....

I'm trying to sort through the history of the company, so anyone willing to share a little of that knowledge would be most helpful.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/Gizamo1/Geffin002.jpg

Giz

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Mr_Pale_Horse
September 27, 2008, 11:11 PM
I visited their Waldron, Indiana facility some years ago. Quite a variety of designs: Mowrey, Mule Ears, Underhammers, Flint and percussion Long rifles, Plains Rifle, Elk Hunters. Did not no they were still around.

Nice looking gun there; I always liked the pewter furniture.

frontiergander
September 28, 2008, 03:54 PM
hmmm looks like cva mountain rifle, has a douglas cut barrel,uses the small spanish lock (looks exactly like one) uses the SAME trigger guard that i had on my rifle.

Deer Creek product under a different name?

Nice shoot rifles they are.

gizamo
September 28, 2008, 03:59 PM
frontiergander

Deer Creek and WRW are one in the same. I'm not sure which came first. My understanding is that WRW bought out some of Hatfields equipment, including the barrel making equip from the old Douglas Co.

Hoping someone will chime in that knows the order of things...

Giz

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