The former Wickliffe Rifle Company.

This is the webpage for the Former Wickliffe Rifle Company. We never got off the ground because of red tape, and lack of interest in high quality firearms. We had wanted to make the ultimate rifle, perfect in every sense, but the costs of machining,licensing,and other things made it impossible at that time. If any one wants info on Wickliffe Rifles, call me at 724 339 4151. I will be glad to talk to you.
I built the original guns for Tom Ondrus, and assemled guns that were customers of his on his recommendation, as he did not know how to assemble them, and his machinist did not know how to cut the extractor groove in the barrel. I built one for my self, and helped him build 4 for his family. I was the only person he trusted to do the work apparently. I was told this was simple gunsmithing, and not manufacturing by the gunsmithing school I went to.
When I started the company with his approval, I was going to use his receivers. I found out the investment casting company did not have a Manufacturers license, So I went with the machining route. A gun would have cost 5500 to be made, and there were no takers at that range. So we folded for now. I still have copies of the plans, so all is not lost.
The Indian is facing east, like on the Nickel, as he was portrayed looking for warriors. The Buffalo is facing forward, as on the Nickel, always facing into the wind during a storm. It was not an engraving mistake. This is what the owner wanted done

2 comments:

  1. I'd check with E Arthur Brown co. They make a similar falling block & would be a valuable partner in bringing this fine rifle back. Can a set of plans be bought? I'd like to buy a set. Email me stokesbaptist@gmail.com

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  2. I'd check with E Arthur Brown co. They make a similar falling block & would be a valuable partner in bringing this fine rifle back. Can a set of plans be bought? I'd like to buy a set. Email me stokesbaptist@gmail.com

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