New England Custom Gun Service is a unique blend of importer, manufacturer and service outlet for higher-grade rifles and shotguns. Many of the company’s items are of German manufacture and are particularly fitting for Africa-bound doubles and dangerous-game guns. But a few of its proprietary offerings, such as its adjustable rear aperture sight machined entirely of steel and designed to mount to the scope ring recesses cut into the bridge of Ruger Model 77 or No. 1 rifles, are reasonably economical and available absolutely nowhere else. Other beautifully made parts include Winchester Model 70-style safety mechanisms for Mauser 98-style rifles, and German-made EAW claw mounts that seem most appropriate for the many German-produced riflescope lines that the company also imports. Many other sights, bases, front sight hoods, beads and more make shopping with NECG a knowledge-expanding experience for those with an interest in classic-style rifles and shotguns.
Custom Rifle Sights and Scope Bases
When loading rounds tailored for a precision rifle, ensuring the bullet is loaded until it sits just off the lands is a crucial component of accuracy. Measuring this distance involves the use of a bullet comparator tool.
Prominent rare-coin and precious-metals dealer Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas, an NRA Golden Ring of Freedom member, is the 2023 recipient of the Chester L. Krause Distinguished Service Award—the highest honor bestowed by the congressionally chartered American Numismatic Ass’n, the largest organization of coin-collecting enthusiasts in the United States.
According to advanced Colt collectors, only about 35 or so of the original 400 factory Colt 1911s chambered for .38 Super have surfaced in the United States postwar, with only about a dozen of those remaining in their issued condition with their original finish, and given that the war officially ended on August 14, 1945, and since the OSS was dissolved on October 1, 1945, it isn’t likely any of them were issued before the Armistice.
Springfield Armory’s Hellcat Pro is a slightly larger, yet still easily carried, version of its micro-compact Hellcat for personal defense, and the gun’s flush-fit magazine capacity was also increased to 15 rounds.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to get a close look at an improved X-Bolt rifle from Browning. The Target Max is the latest iteration of the famed X-Bolt action, and it’s designed for long-range work, thanks to its Target Max customizable stock, adjustable trigger, bull barrel and more.