"We make impossible shots possible!"
Benchrest Quality Rifles and Precision Riflesmithing
At Weaver Rifles all work is done in house; that is how we deliver your custom
rifle in a shorter time and control all aspects of production.
I have more wildcat reamers on hand than standard reamers, I enjoy working on
something different. If you have an idea on a new cartridge or just want to
modify an existing cartridge, Weaver Rifles is the place to start your project.
Please contact us and we will help in developing a print and will order a
reamer at no extra charge to you.
Is your old rifle not performing like it did in years past? Then it might need
a good cleaning or a new barrel. Weaver Rifles installs 50 to 100 barrels a
year for shooters who would like to make old Betsy shoot better or just want to
change the cartridge and keep the same old receiver and stock. Weaver Rifles
has the capabilities to match the same contour of the old barrel or order a
larger or smaller contour, whatever you chose. The most common question asked
when ordering a new barrel is: Who makes the best barrel? That is a question I
cant answer. I believe if you pay a little extra and get a Match Grade barrel
from Shilen, Pac-Nor, Krieger, Lilja or Hart, You will not be disappointed. It
really depends on what you are planning to use the rifle for.
Weaver Rifles uses match grade removable piloted reamers ONLY . When chambering
a barrel the pilot must fit the barrel. The less expensive solid pilot reamers
seldom fit the barrel properly. The pilots we use are made to within 2
ten-thousands of an inch. By interchanging the pilots on the reamer we can
insure a proper fit. This is the only way to cut a chamber to the center line
of the bore. If we do not have the reamer you want we will get it at no extra
I am commonly asked, Do I need to true my action? The answer is simply a YES or
NO. The majority of factory actions need some work. If you want precision and
accuracy out of your rifle, then Yes you need your action trued. If you are
satisfied with to inch groups or are only intending to shoot factory ammo thru
your new barrel then No you do not need your action trued. How I true an
action. I use very precise tooling made by GTR and Manson Tooling. I first ream
the bolt raceways of the action. Then I re-cut the receiver threads, square the
recoil lugs and front of the receiver. Next I true the bolt to the center line
of the firing pin hole. If needed, I will fit a bushing on the front and or
back of the bolt to insure the bolt will always be centered in the receiver.
Last, I true the recoil lugs and bolt face. This process takes about 8 to 12
hours. Truing an action is a time consuming and very exacting art, thus the
Some gunsmiths put their favorite barrel on a rifle and put some glass in a
factory stock and call it a custom rifle. The definition of a custom rifle to
me is a rifle that the client dreams of. From the recoil pad to the muzzle
break we will make your dreams come true. When you order a rifle built by
Weaver Rifles, you will choose how your rifle will feel and look because you
and your family will use the rifle for generations to come. We will make sure
The most common question asked when ordering a barrel is; who makes the best
barrel? Thats a question I cant answer. I believe if you pay more and get a
Match Grade barrel from Shilen, Pac-Nor, Krieger, Liga or Hart, you will not be
disappointed. Again, it depends on how you plan to use the rifle.
Stainless steel or Blued??
It is an "old wives" tale that stainless steel will shoot better than blued
steel. So the choice is yours. When choosing a barrel take into account the
style of the rifle and what the rifle will be used for. Blued barrels look and
work very well on classic hunting rifles. Stainless steel is the best choice
for rifles that will be shot a lot and used in extreme conditions. They also
look great on painted synthetic stocks.
When choosing a stock I ask the customer to take a hard look at what the rifle
will be used for. If you are going to use it where it may rain or snow every
day then a synthetic stock is the way to go.
Man made gun stocks are more common on rifles today than wood. I believe for
two reasons: One, these stocks are very durable, almost indestructible. Two,
the cost for a finished synthetic stock can be as low as $200.
A wood stock on a custom rifle is beautiful, graceful and classy. The sky is
the limit when it comes to stock configuration and grain conformation. A blank
peace of wood will cost $250 and up, before a chisel is laid on it. So cost
needs to be considered.
Is the checkering almost smooth on your old rifle? Then bring it to us and we
can re-cut the old checkering to be much sharper than the original when we are
Checkering on a custom rifle adds both texture and grip to the stock but
equally as important is the sense of style and elegance this adds. We can cut
simple patterns like the ones on Winchester or Ruger stocks or beautiful,
complex patterns with fleur-de-lis and ribbons or create one all your own.
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last modified: November 22, 2009