OMEGA III by Homer Koon, rare of the rare, Engraved MUST SEE PICS
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Seller: August Guns
Company: August M Crocker Fine Guns
Member Since: 12/11/15
First Name: August
Last Name: Crocker
Country: United States
Phone: (512) 567-7855
Fax: (512) 518-3124
Number of Active Listings: 49
Total Number of Listings: 233
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: All
Homer Koon Omega III Rifle in 7mm Mag. They have an octagon shaped bolt, that is jeweled, with a very short throw to open, and super quick lock time, rotary magazine, that empties at a touch! There is a fair amount of lore written about this very unique custom, one owned by John Wayne, another by Gov Conley. From reading there were only either 9 or 10 engraved versions ever made. Here is one of them. This is an estate piece and appears all orioginal with period correct glass and original mounts (engraved and plated) The workmanship is unbelievable, grade of wood outstanding- correct serial number matching bolt and receiver of #768. All markings are in photos showing KOON's stamp, Flower mound Tx, and caliber 7mm. Gun has the normal handling marks of being 40-50 yrs old but it is clean and original. You won't find another.
The passage below is taken from the highroad dot and I make no verification to its accuracy but the author certainly seems knowledgeable & legit
"What I know about the Omega III
The first I ever heard of the Omega III was an article in Guns&Ammo several years ago. The High Shear company, known mostly for aerospace parts like explosive bolts for the space shuttle, was looking to branch out into civilian areas. They somehow hooked up with a man named Homer Koon who had designed a rather unique rifle. The receiver is large and heavily machined on the inside, surrounded by a two piece stock. The bolt face is square, giving it a very short throw. The most innovative part is the firing pin spring, which is made up of seven belville washers. The firing pin travel is only 1/8 inch, which gives it a very fast lock time. Altogether it was a pretty expensive rifle made for the higher end market, about $2500 in today's dollars. But after a hundred or so rifles were built, the bean counters at High Shear decided that profits would never amount to much, and liability might be a problem in our lawsuit happy world. It was decided to not only stop production, but to try and buy back all the rifles they had sold. From what I can tell they were pretty successful. I have seen a claim that only three rifles remain, but I have seen one for sale and talked to the owner of another, so I think there are probably a good deal more than three. Two owners I talked to have tried to contact Hi-Sheer about the rifles, but one got no response and the other couldn't find anyone at Hi-Sheer who knew anything about them. I guess that's to be expected, seeing how the Omega division at Hi-Sheer was torpedoed so quickly, and this happened back I believe in the mid 70's.
The Omega Arms built rifles are marked "OMEGA III" on the receiver top, "BY H KOON" on the receiver side, and "OMEGA ARMS INC, FLOWER MOUND, TX" on the left side of the barrel. There is a nice recess at the muzzle, but not half an inch. Stocks came in many varieties and grades of wood and laminates. It came in a variety of calibers as well. " All markings described above clearly shown in photos.
My name is August and I am the owner. You will get the lowest delivered quote by calling my direct line. 512-567-7855. You won't be passed off to an assistant or clerk, you will speak directly to ME, the owner. Have the confidence you are buying the exact gun you need for your goals by discussing it with a master class competitor, instructor and fitter with over 40 years of experience in the shooting sports. I AM DIFFERENT. No one handles my guns but ME. When you get a gun from me its been opened, photographed and packed by ME. No one else handles (or abuses) your new gun. IT'S ACTUALLY NEW. I have been the largest seller of Caesar Guerini & Syren in the USA for 4 straight years because of this difference. Please, call me and you will understand why. I want to earn your business.
August M Crocker's direct line 512-567-PULL (7855)
Price: $6750.00 INCLUDES Delivery (Cont USA)