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DuBiel Dynamite

 
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In the custom bolt-action rifle world, one legendary company flourished briefly from 1977 to 1988 in Sherman, Texas. The DuBiel Arms Co.’s products numbered only 129 rifles, but the incredible variations offered in caliber and configuration were amazing. Left-handed rifles, of which only 55 were manufactured, were offered in short-, standard- and magnum-length actions. Right-handed rifles, numbering 74, which included two prototypes, followed in offering all three action types in chamberings from .22-250 to .458 Winchester Magnum.

These DuBiel Sporters, with their patented five-lug bolts, integral scope mount bases and distinctive floorplate lever-latches, became instant classics. Nine of the limited production run of DuBiel rifles now grace the collection of the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va.

Visitors to the National Firearms Museum can daily view thousands of arms drawn from history and presented in extensive galleries. Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted) and the museum’s store also provides a wealth of fraternal items and reference books for the firearm enthusiast. For more information on the museum’s educational programs, call (703) 267-1600, e-mail nfmstaff@nrahq.org or check out the museum’s website at www.nramuseum.com.