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    George Curry Rifles????

    Hello,

    I am looking for info on George Curry Rifles. There is one for sale in my area and it looks very nice but I have never heard of the gunsmith. Any info I can get would be great. Thanks!

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    George Curry was a gunsmith in San Angelo, Texas. He has been gone for quite a while now. I met him in August of 1969, and he had been here for a long time then. He did good work. Are you looking at a .250CurryMagnum? He built some of that caliber, I think styled after the Weatherby. Someone in Angelo who would know more about him than me would be Bill Wynne( I think mainly 'cause he's older than I am) , Bill haunts Benchrest.Com every once in a while. He will probably see this and chime in. Hmm, this is Tuesday so Bill will be out shooting .22 Benchrest practice this afternoon, so he might not see this until tonight or tomorrow.
    Best,
    Dan Batko

    "Where are we going and why am I in this basket?"
    Last edited by wolf gray; 04-26-2011 at 03:13 PM. Reason: adding more info

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    Thank you for the info. The gun I am looking at is a 7mm Mag. The gun looks great and you can tell it was well crafted. I was wondering how his stuff shoots. It sounds like he knew his stuff. Just curious what you think one of his rifles is worth? They owner says it was appraised at 1200$. Thanks again.

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    George was most noted for the .250 Curry, which was very similar to the Gibbs cartridges based on the 30-06 case. He may have produced a magnum version
    also, I am not sure. He did a lot of work for me in the 70's and my .250 Curry shot very well in a hunting rifle with three shot groups around 1/2". He ordered most of his stocks from Fajen(sp?) and reshaped them to the customers specs. I still have the first one he did for me.

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    25-06 Curry

    George Curry also made a line of improved 06 cartridges. When I was about 10 years old. I bought a 25-06 Curry Improved from Charles Chism of Odessa, TX. This rifle had a beautifully checked stock, and was built on a G33/40 Mauser action. He let me have the rifle for $65, yea let me have it. That's all the money I had at the time. Being a long time friend of the family, he just couldn't turn me down.

    To this day I still have the rifle. I rebarreled it years ago after the original barrels throat had erroded to the point of 1.5" groups. It is no longer an improved version. Strangley enough, mine was not stamped .250 Curry, but 25-06 Curry Imp. My RCBS dies also say 25-06 Curry Imp. I remember meeting George in a gun shop in San Angelo back in my teenage years.

    Michael
    Last edited by mturner; 04-27-2011 at 10:09 PM.

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