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About Us...

History
McGowen Barrels was founded by Harry McGowen in 1959. Harry, a self-taught gunsmith began working on his own rifles, eventually branching out into the rifle barrel manufacturing business. With help from some of the most well known rifle barrel makers he became a master barrel maker. His knowledge of the manufacturing process of rifle barrels lead him to teach some of today's best known rifle barrel manufacturers.

Over the years Harry built a reputation for making fine rifle barrels, some of the finest in the industry. In 2007 Harry decided that it was time to retire to fishing and flying his plane. The company was purchased by the current owner and moved from St. Anne Illinois to Kalispell Montana. The name McGowen was maintained and changed to McGowen Precision Barrels.

The company has been up and running since the move in June of 2007. The machinery that we brought along with us has been upgraded. And we are continuing to upgrade our machinery as well as our processes.

The McGowen Precision Barrels name is making an impact in the industry, not only in hunting rifles, but are now becoming a favorite of long range competition shooters.




Future Goals
McGowen Precision Barrels will continue to upgrade our machinery and our capabilities. One upgrade in our capabilities is the addition of cut rifled barrels. As of February 27th, 2014 we are still working on the cut-rifling machine. We do not have an anticipated date in which these will be available. Please note that calibers will be limited at first as we bring the machines online.

We're also working hand-in-hand with our sister company McGowen Gun Works to manufacture custom rifle actions. We are currently working on the final design on our patented Mini action. We're working hard to have this available before the end of 2013. Keep watching here and our sister companies website americangunco.com for more information.






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