I bet you don’t know this amazing American gunmaker …

Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side
Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side

I doubt you’ve heard of Dewey Vicknair of Vicknair Restorations. Which is a shame.

Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side
Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side

Dewey’s one of the most impressive gunsmiths and gunmakers in America.

Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side
Dewey Vicknair 28 gauge, rising bite, bar-in-wood, sidelock, sidelever side-by-side

He builds SxS shotguns and double rifles from scratch, and he combines mechanical genius with original thinking, artistry, and a ruthless, no-BS focus on quality.

As he puts it:

“The guns featured here are of my own design and manufacture.  They are completely handmade, in-house by me.  From the frames and barrels, to the smallest spring, pin and screw, the entire gun is my work.  No computer-aided anything, no CNC, EDM, castings, rough parts or sub-contractors are employed.  They’re made entirely from raw material.  Each and every part, no matter how small, is made from the material most appropriate, then heat-treated for proper function and maximum service-life and, finally, finished to the highest standards, mine. — Dewey Vicknair”

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4 thoughts on “I bet you don’t know this amazing American gunmaker …

  1. Dewey is one of the last of the breed that does things for the right reasons. I’ve spoken to him and he’s the real deal. No nonsense approach to his designs. He does what works.

    Remarkable work!

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