Grand Island, NE -(Ammoland.com)- Bidding on the 2015 SHOT Show rifle, the first and only firearm ever manufactured by the Hornady Manufacturing Company, has soared past $33,000 with two days bidding remaining.
The “Hornady Number One” is available to Hornady fans around the world on GunBroker.com. Recognized for decades as one of the most respected and innovative names in ammunition and reloading equipment manufacturing, Hornady has placed its name on a firearm for the first and perhaps only time in the company’s history.
Hornady has teamed with the Hunting Heritage Trust and some of the most innovative and respected names in the shooting sports industry to create “The Hornady Number One”. The rifle is a hunting-style bolt action in .300 RCM caliber with serial number H-001. Three test-firings of “The Hornady Number One” using 180-grain SST, 165-grain GMX and 150-grain SST Hornady cartridges produced groups between ¼” and ½” at 100 meters.
The job of engraving this very special rifle was entrusted to David Baron and Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut. No company has engraved more SHOT Show firearms than Baron Technology.
“We’ve had the privilege of designing and engraving more than a dozen SHOT Show rifles, shotguns, handguns and knives but it’s a unique privilege to be asked to help craft ‘The Hornady Number One,’” said David Baron, Baron President.
To complement the Hornady package, the gun will be delivered with a case of Hornady .300 RCM cartridges with each box in the case signed by Hornady President, Steve Hornady. In addition, the high bidder will receive a signed Letter of Authenticity from Hornady. The rifle is displayed at the SHOT Show at the GunBroker.com booth, # 15147. The gun may be viewed at GunBroker.com at www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.
The online auction will conclude at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, January 23, 2015, the final day of the 2015 SHOT Show. “The Hornady Number One” needs only auction for more than $136,014.00 to break the all-time SHOT Show Rifle Auction record set in 2013.
The SHOT Show auction is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). All proceeds from the auction will benefit programs to further America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.
About Hunting Heritage Trust
The Hunting Heritage Trust is a charitable organization created in 2002 by leaders from hunting, conservation and shootings sports organizations. The concept for the Trust grew from the convictions of dedicated sportsmen who so strongly value our American hunting traditions and firearm freedoms that they are committed to give back to help protect this priceless heritage for future generations. The Trust’s mission is to provide the organization and means by which this dedication and financial commitment can be channeled into short-term action and a long-term endowment in support of innovative programs and strategic actions that will help perpetuate our hunting and shooting sports heritage.