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30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help #14465558 01/13/20
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Two weeks ago I inherited a pretty cool rifle. Its a McMillan g-30 action, a Bansner barrel, and a custom stock. The barrel is fluted and ported. The bolt is spiral fluted. I was looking at Bansner's website and it doesnt look like they sell just barrels. I cant tell if this rifle was built by Bansner with a g-30 action or by McMillan with a Bansner barrel. Anybody have experience with this? Maybe its just a cool build by my great uncle.

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As far as I know, Bansner is a gunsmith not a barrel maker.

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Yes, Mark makes (or made?) very fine rifles. He teemed up with Dave Dunne to start Legendary Arms. using Ed Brown's patented 704 action.

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This barrel is stamped "Bansner's ultimate rifles PA". Thats why im at a loss. I emailed Mark a week ago. No response.

Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: Matty99669] #14467526 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by Matty99669
Maybe its just a cool build by my great uncle.

This.
Sounds like he had good taste!
Should be a bansner stock if it’s one of his rifles.

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Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: Matty99669] #14468009 01/14/20
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He is currently building custom rifles and stocks as Bansner and Company. He is putting one of his Sheep Hunter stocks on a 350 Legend for me now. I know he is traveling to a bunch of shows this month, if you are having a hard time contacting him.

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Wasn’t there any ammo or dies where it came from.

Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: viking] #14468342 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by viking
Wasn’t there any ammo or dies where it came from.


Nothing. He has been dead for several years. His wife just passed. It looks like she got rid of alot his stuff the last couple years.

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Here is one currently for sale on gunbroker; does your stock look similar?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/849528902

Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: AKwolverine] #14468924 01/15/20
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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Here is one currently for sale on gunbroker; does your stock look similar?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/849528902


That rifle is dead on (no pun intended)! Identical.

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Yep, you have a pre-LAW custom rifle, similar to the later LAW rifles. Nice.

Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: Matty99669] #14470681 01/15/20
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Agreed. You have inherited a very nice custom gun from your uncle. It would be in the 4-5k range to have a new one built. A nice legacy...

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Originally Posted by Capt_Craig
Yep, you have a pre-LAW custom rifle, similar to the later LAW rifles. Nice.


Pre-law?

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This! Mark is hitting the shows this month and will be back in PA in a couple weeks. Great rifle!

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Originally Posted by Matty99669
Originally Posted by Capt_Craig
Yep, you have a pre-LAW custom rifle, similar to the later LAW rifles. Nice.


Pre-law?

Before Bansner’s venture into production rifles with Legendary Arms Works (LAW). The affiliation is now over. Plenty of information on LAW with a quick google search if you are inclined. I’ll link one that will take a pot of coffee to get through.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...9541565/1/Legendary_Arms_Works_Rifles-A_

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Matty99669
Originally Posted by Capt_Craig
Yep, you have a pre-LAW custom rifle, similar to the later LAW rifles. Nice.


Pre-law?

Before Bansner’s venture into production rifles with Legendary Arms Works (LAW). The affiliation is now over. Plenty of information on LAW with a quick google search if you are inclined. I’ll link one that will take a pot of coffee to get through.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...9541565/1/Legendary_Arms_Works_Rifles-A_


The exception to accuracy issues is the Big Five line. If you can find one of those they are good to go as they used Douglas barrels. Have been looking for a .458 Lott for years in case anyone has one and wants to part with it. :-)

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Re: 30-378 wby, g-30, Bansner, Help [Re: Matty99669] #14503364 01/25/20
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I know Mark fairly well. He doesn’t build barrels. He has used a Hart, Lilja, whatever a customer orders. He builds rifles on stock of his own design and making.
He has been at Wild Sheep and will be at SCI. Probably at SHOT just now.
Be patient.



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