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#3126301 - 06/26/09 Custon rifles from south of France
writing_frog Offline
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Just want to present to people on this forum the work of two greats artists in rifle from Perpignan, town from the south of France, close to Mediterranean sea and Spain border. Joel Dorleac and his son Jean Philippe are two extraordinary gunsmiths that can do any thing but only with good taste and class. They specialise in technical light weight mountain rifles and wonderful classic hunting rifles, british or continental taste. Joel is one of the world most renowned specialist on Mannlicher Schoenauer. Here are some of their works...Hope you will enjoy.





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#3126318 - 06/26/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: writing_frog]
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Extreme gun art for sure.

More please! \:\)

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#3126339 - 06/26/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: Savage_99]
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Here some more pictures if you like them


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#3126344 - 06/26/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: writing_frog]
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#3127190 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: Savage_99]
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Yes really a good friend, who makes me a nice 700, light and powerful, with match accuracy and prepared my 264 Winchester 70. A must seen shop when touring in south of France or in Barcelona (1h and 30mn drive)
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#3127279 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: writing_frog]
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Very Nice cool cool
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#3127798 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: hillbillybear]
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World class work.

Elegant and tasteful don't begin to describe how good they are.

I like the way the action was lightened while still looking classic and refined in style.
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#3127845 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: Tejano]
mudhen Online   content
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Loc: Boot Heel of New Mexico
Beautiful work by artisans who understand classic firearms! Thank you for sharing.
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#3128122 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: writing_frog]
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Beautiful craftsmanship Marseille!

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#3128128 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: mudhen]
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Beautiful, indeed!

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#3128161 - 06/27/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: Gringo Loco]
ingwe Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
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Loc: Southwestern Montucky
Originally Posted By: Gringo Loco
Beautiful craftsmanship Marseille!

Yep...that gets a +1
Thanks for going to the trouble of posting the pics...not many in the states consider France as a place where classic rifle work would come from...glad you showed us it can indeed!
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#3132170 - 06/30/09 Re: Custon rifles from south of France [Re: ingwe]
Lee24 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 7259
Loc: Southern California
Really classy looking rifles.

How many have they made?
Can you find used ones, like you can from the top makers here in America?

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