I have to tell you how happy I am with the barrel that you built for me.  It replaced the old shot-out original barrel that was on our family 1895 Mauser.  As you can see by the attached photo, I added a Leupold VX-3 and built a custom laminate stock.  I also had a wood-worker carve our family crest into the stock.  He also added some deer bone highlights to the crest.  Very cool.

I broke in the barrel according to your instructions.  I’m very gald that I did because that old Mauser 95 is shooting 1″ groups at 100 yards!!!  Needless to say, I am very inpressed with your work!

I presented the gun to my 82 year old father.  I rarely see him get excited, but when he saw the rifle, he did!!!  He only hunted birds (and the occasional coyote) when I was growing up, so his first deer hunting trip was last year when I took him out.  He bagged a doe with my Howa .308 and was pretty please with himself!  This year, however, I took him deer hunting with the Mauser.  He bagged a 4X4!!!  This was the 2nd time in a month that I saw him get excited!!

Thanks for your quality work, Dan.  You made an 82 year old and his 52 year old son very happy!

Gary Smith