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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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For those of us who remember Carl Hottenstein

Thought some of you guys might like to see this. Hottenstein Rifle

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Re: For those of us who remember Carl Hottenstein

"and his step kid traded this rifle in on a Ruger American."

That sure is a pretty mauser. Love the lines of the stock.

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This rifle wouldn't be for sale by any chance??
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Lol. I kind of doubt it. The new owner sounds quite happy with it.

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Yeah, I dont see him parting with it any time soon.

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Re: For those of us who remember Carl Hottenstein

He made a Mauser .30-06 for my dad's uncle. Thing was beautiful!

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Re: For those of us who remember Carl Hottenstein

Yes. I remember Carl well. He had done work for me, many Uncles and my Father and Brother back in the early 70's. Some of the barrels were marked C. Hottenstein, others Richland Gun shop and some weren't marked at all. Nancy and her Husband Jim Bucher ran the store until Carl passed on in 1998 when they assumed full ownership and subsequently changed the name to Richland Shooters supplies. They still give good deals just like Carl did. Most of Carl's custom rifles were built on as new military surplus actions such as Banner Mausers and 1909 Argentines. Then when those ran out he used Interarms Mark X's and sometimes a Interarms Whitworth. He used Douglas Premium barrels exclusively according to Nancy. I have 3 Richland Gun shop rifles and all 3 remain unfired except for the water tank test fire. But, I bet they're all shooters. I'm still interested in rifles marked Richland Gun Shop or C. Hottenstein. Ray

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I have a Hottenstein rifle i had made over 35 years ago I will post pics when i it is a beautiful rifle
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Back in the mid 70's I was just getting started in the machining trade and was working a lot of overtime. I asked Carl about making me a custom rifle in 270 win. We decided on a French walnut stock with rosewood tips, mauser action, douglas supreme barrel, and oakleaf checkering. He did a great job, gun looks and shoots fantastic! I hunted with it for a few years but soon decided it was just to nice to hunt with. Now it takes up space in my gun safe.
Today I stopped by the Richland gun shop and got talking with Nancy (Carl's daughter) about this thread and the rifle her dad made for me. She told me she knew where 2 of his guns are for sale locally. We had a really nice conversation, glad I went. Thanks for reminding me!

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