Also a nice article in the American Rifleman. Part I liked was they wanted Ron to cut some of the Barrel length off to match the History of the Gun used by Glass. This was after the Guns were completed. He told them that would be like cutting off one of His Children`s Arm, but when the Guns were bought and paid for they could do what they wanted with them.
I think it was neat that I got to handle both rifles before they got sent off.....the finished one and the 2nd one in the white just before it was completed.
I sat in the packed theater with a sense of satisfaction that I know nobody else had. It was kind of fun!
Wonder where they ended up ? I suppose setting in a Hollywood Storage Locker uncleaned and probably rusted beyond repair !!Guess you can tell the Grandkids that you once handled a piece of History.....
Yeah Ive honestly wondered a few times where they are now and if they hacked both of them....
Maybe they will show up in some future movie in the background, maybe someone recognized the hunting potential....or like you said....rusting away in a prop closet.
We will most likely never know but you are right about having a pretty cool story to tell.
Visited a movie set decades ago, when the tv movie, Young Washington was being filmed. The Men plain soldiers in formation were carrying repro Brown Bess muskets in the first row. The guys In the next ranks were carrying trapdoor Springfield altered to look like brown besses. All were kept very clean by the prop company.