.35 REMINGTON RJ RENNER CUSTOM RUGER NO.1
Guns International #: 101192283 Seller's Inventory #: St. Hubertus Tribute Rifle
Category: Ruger Rifles - Single Shot - Custom Rifles
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Seller: R J Renner
Company: RJ Renner
Member Since: 4/9/15
Country: United States
Phone: (775) 453-9355
Number of Active Listings: 7
Total Number of Listings: 53
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Payment Types Accepted: Postal Money Order or Personal Check
ST. HUBERTUS TRIBUTE RIFLE - .35 Remington SOLD! But I can build one just for you, too.
Saint Hubertus is a name familiar to hunters as the Patron St. of Hunters. He is honored among hunters as the father of ethical hunting behavior. It’s said that he established the principles of Fair Chase Hunting and wildlife conservation way back in medieval times. He also advocated only shooting an animal when a humane, clean and quick kill is assured.
These basic principles of showing the highest respect for the animal and fair chase include giving the game a reasonable chance to evade the hunter while ensuring that the game isn’t harassed during the hunt. In keeping with the spirit of fair chase, many Hubertus hunters use single shot rifles with iron sights.
Unlike the typical Hubertus rifles of Europe, the St. Hubertus Tribute Rifle is a bespoke rifle and displays engraved features that become constant reminders of the pledge that the hunter has made to uphold the Creed of St. Hubertus. His or her pledge is also to teach sons and daughters this creed to be carried down as a family tradition.
The St. Hubertus rifle is based upon my refined Ruger No.1 action. To this action I fitted a 24-inch German-pattern octagon barrel that has an integral quarter rib and front sight base. In keeping with the purist Hubertis creed, the rifle is not equipped to accept a scope. For those hunters, however, who can no longer see iron sights, provisions can be made for the rifle to accept a scope. At a length of only 40 inches and weighing in at a mere 6 lbs, 6 oz, the rifle is a joy to handle and simply floats to the shoulder and seemingly aims itself.
Engraved on the right side of the receiver is my rendition of the St. Hubertus symbol of the stag with the cross in its antlers. This, according to legend, is the vision seen by St. Hubertus that lead to his conversion and not only his abandonment of a life of wine, women and song, but also his development of a deep and profound respect for the other creatures of Nature's God and teaching it through the principles of fair chase hunting.
The left side of this bespoke rifle bears the engraved image of the customer's family crest. The family crest is a silent reminder of the family pledge that was taken by the hunter who bears this fine heirloom rifle. Additionally, the grip cap is engraved with the family name further personalizing the rifle to the family. If the client doesn’t know their family crest, I will research and find it as part of building their heirloom rifle. In addition to the family crest, there is also the reminder of the German hunter's oath that is deeply inset and gold filled into the top flat of the 24-inch full octagon barrel which is the first verse of WEIDMANNSHEIL, which translated means:"This is the hunter's badge of glory,
That he protect and tend his quarry, Hunt with Honor, as is due, And through the beast to God is true."
While this example is my own rifle and is chambered for .35 Remington (9x49 in metric), the St. Hubertus Tribute Rifle can be chambered for most any cartridge the customer may desire.
Of course, the big question is price. Options, obviously will affect price. However, the basic rifle as seen here is $15,000 and will take about 9 months to complete. That seems like a very reasonable price for a bespoke family heirloom of this quality and uniqueness. Obviously, this is not a rifle for every hunter. However, for those who feel strongly about their hunting ethics and wish to share those principles with their family and friends, there is no other rifle equal to our St. Hubertus Tribute Rifle.
I believe this St. Hubertus rifle would be a wonderful gift and legacy to leave one’s children and grandchildren.
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