An Alexander Henry double rifle. A Fraser single shot. A Dickson round action. The mention of those names and those guns results in perked ears and raised eyebrows across the fine gun community. The Scottish tradition of gunmaking was one of uniquely superlative guns, both in terms of novel designs and in unparalleled execution. It wasn’t enough to build guns of best quality, the Scottish built them on an unequaled footing. Their eye for detail in elegant design and the importance they placed on how a gun should feel has resulted in a level of admiration and respect not bestowed upon other makers of best guns.
In 2012, Stephen Coker & Co. assembled as a small group of gunmaking masters and close friends with 80+ years of experience in gunmaking. And like the Scottish makers of old, we all passionately hold elegant design, balance, and feel to be on equal footing with reliability and accuracy. Our purpose is to build uniquely superlative guns and rifles with an uncompromising devotion to the tradition of elegance in the Scottish style.
When choosing a bespoke gun or rifle you have many choices. Any of the renown gunmakers will build you a best quality gun, but they typically all look and feel alike. However, no other will build you a uniquely superlative one with an uncompromising devotion to the tradition of elegance in the Scottish style!
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Long known to a small cadre of discriminating collectors and avid enthusiasts, Mike Rowe has been producing specialized tools and accessories for many years from his well equipped workshop in Northwest Arkansas. Combining a lifetime of experience operating machine tools, coupled with his extensive knowledge of metals, natural skill with a file and a simple philosophy that only Best Quality workmanship is good enough, his clients repeatedly look to him when they have projects requiring historically correct repairs or additions such as detachable telescopic sights or other sighting equipment.
In recent years he has combined his interest in collecting and documenting British gun case accessories to now include the manufacture of reproductions, predominantly for the recasing of black powder express rifles, which often left the maker with a full compliment of reloading tools. Every tool is handmade to order in house to Best Quality standards from raw stock, sometimes combined with castings made by two small foundries, one in Arkansas and the other in Oklahoma. Mike maintains a collection of original makers’ catalogs, original tools, and hundreds of blueprints obtained over the years, and he usually has an original tool on the bench while constructing a new one to ensure historical accuracy and correct finish.
The finished tools are indistinguishable from original ones, yet are fully functional, and Mike delights in a client assembling new ammunition with his accessories and seeing an old rifle perform as it was intended.