Perfection With a Purpose - Bid now for the "R8 OWN"!
Finest gold inlays and shining diamonds – on the occasion of the World Hunting Exhibition “One With Nature” (OWN) 2021 in Budapest, the Blaser Custom Shop has created a truly top-class hunting companion: the R8 OWN.
Bid for this masterpiece of finest gunsmith artistry now and do good! You can take part in our online auction for the R8 OWN until 14th October.
The auction proceeds will go towards our sustainability strategy. They will be used to expand the “Blaser Fawn Rescuers” – our wildlife protection project – internationally in 2022. One reason for this is the great success of the project in Germany this year. That is why from next year onwards, drones with thermal imaging cameras will also be made available on loan to district hunting associations, hunting clubs and hunters in Hungary (as well as other countries) for the effective protection of small game during the mowing of grassland in early summer.
The steel receiver gracefully presents the OWN’s logo. Around 40 grams of fine gold were elaborately inlayed into the action by hand in more than 70 hours. Diamonds have been added to perfectly round off the design. Overall, a total of approximately four carats of diamonds adorn the R8 OWN. Based on the world’s exhibition’s logo, master engraver Ralph Salzmann has also developed a floral ornament, playfully covering all surfaces of the rifle.
The noble walnut stock in the highest grade 11 is finished off with a butt plate that has been perfectly covered with leather by hand underlining the fine art of gunmaking which actually made the R8 OWN possible at all in the first place.
The hand-engraved bolt handle ball features the Argali logo which is also inlayed in gold. In combination with the diamonds, this creates an impressive visual connection between the unmatched bolt action rifle R8 and the world exhibition.
Wood grade: 11
Barrel length: 580mm
Caliber: 8.5 x 55 Blaser