Howa/Hlavna & Company Stag Hunter Rifle is an enhanced classic hunting rifle built and designed in Bethlehem, NH by gunsmith Larry Hlavna. This is a custom built hunting rifle so it will take a bit of time to create. You will be choosing the caliber, the finish on the stock, and whether you want the suggested optics. You will directly order the rifle with Gunsmith Hlavna. He is directly selling the rifle, Maine Guide Supply is not.
The rifle specs: Howa barreled action, various standard and magnum calibers, hammer forged blued barrel that is 22 or 24 inches, bolt face is precisely squared to the chamber, three position safety, two stage trigger, american walnut stock with Fleur de lis checkering, satin or gloss finish stock, Pachmyr decerator pad, free floated barrel channel, european swivel studs. The 6.5 Creedmore package weighs 7 lbs, 13 oz.
It is available with an optional Leupold Scope. Leupold VX3i 2.5-8X 36mm matte duplex scope. Leupold CRW-2 two-piece bases, Leupold QRW-2 rings 1" medium matte OR PRW-2 rings 1: medium matte with Leupold aluminum flip-back lens covers.
The initial price for the Stag Hunter rifle only with a 6.5 Creedmore package is $1500.00 but it will be adjusted based on component part pricing which changes frequently..
The initial price for the Stag Hunter rifle with the Leupold VX3i scope package is $1789.00 but it will be adjusted based on component part pricing.
Gunsmith Hlavna is completing a left handed, left eye super lightweight thumbhole stock version for a woman who didn't want a heavy rifle as you read this. Extras on this rifle will be a bipod and a laminated stock. Pictures will be available as soon as the rifle is finished (waiting on the scope to arrive). It is expected to weigh approximately 6 lbs.
These rifes are custom built after consultation with Gunsmith Larry Hlavna. If you are interested, please call him at 603 869 3462, 9:00 - 5:00pm Tuesday - Saturday.
He is currently making a lightweight left handed and eye'd model for a woman that will will have a bipod, scope, and a laminated thumb hole stock. When he says custom built, he means it.
Gunsmith Larry Hlavna has been repairing and designing fine firearms for over 55 years. He has worked for Remington Arms, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ruger Firearms among others, and is a U.S. Military Veteran. He does repair work on classic, antique and modern firearms at his shop. He often repairs other gunsmith's work that wasn't perfect. He enjoys trap shooting in his spare time and is a former national champion Trap shooter who shot all over the world for Remington Arms' team.
MAINE GUIDE SUPPLY CAN NOT directly sell these rifles! I am merely posting them so that you can see the workmanship and the design. If you want one of these rifles, you must contact Gunsmith Larry Hlavna at the Bethlehem workshop - 603 869 3462 Tues - Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 pm. and other times by appointment or luck.