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
Happiness is a fine Mauser build.