Bi-annual event raises money for the Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department to support their operations.
Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, are donating a Model 89 rifle to the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Fall Sportsmen’s Bash, to be held Sept. 8, 2018 at the Castle Shannon Memorial Hall in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania. The bi-annual event is hosted by Allegheny Arms & Gun Works, Steel City Harley Davidson, and Pit Stop Rt. 88.
“For the CSVFD, these events are critical in raising funds for their operating budget and without this type of support from many of the vendors, these volunteer firemen would not be able to fully do their jobs of protecting their neighbors and neighborhood,” Greg Buchel, president of Big Horn Armory, said. “Pennsylvania has a long and strong history of hunting and the Sportsmen’s Bash is just one example of where thousands of local and regional people will come to show support for their traditional way of life and raise money for their public safety pros.”
The Sportsmen’s Bash is a huge 5-hour raffle benefiting the Castle Shannon Fire Department. Tickets for the event are $50 and provide not only entry into the event, but all you can eat and drink throughout the day, as well as entry into all 62 of the main ticket raffles. Drawings are held every 5 minutes and include firearms, multiple $10K cash prizes, a Harley Davidson, a Disney vacation package and one final $30K prize draw at the close of the day. Each event ticket has two numbers on it and each can be drawn as a winner an unlimited number of times and you need not be present to win. In addition to the main ticket, several side raffles will be held offering those participating a chance to win one of three premium firearms including the Big Horn Armory M89 “Spike Driver.” For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets please visit https://www.csvfd.org/Mega/THEPRIZES.htm.
The M89 lever action rifle, Big Horn Armory’s flagship, in 500 S&W magnum, combines the heritage and craftsmanship of American firearms design with the latest in engineering, materials and technology to provide a thoroughly modern platform for today’s big game hunter. The pistol-grip stock and fore end are made from select American black walnut with 20 lines-per-inch checkering. The buttstock also has a one-inch recoil taming pad. The curved lever is hunter-friendly for easy operation, even with gloves.
Big Horn Armory Model 89 Carbine Specifications:
Caliber: 500 S&W
Rate of Twist: 1 in 24
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Checkering: 20 lpi
Butt Stock & Fore end: American Black Walnut, Laminate
Stock Finish: Synthetic Satin
Barreled Action: 17-4 Stainless Steel
Metal Finishes: Matt Stainless Steel, Hunter Black Stainless Steel, Color Case Hardened
Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral front and stud rear
Sights: Aperture rear and blade front
Mag Capacity: 7
Length of Pull: 13 5/8 inches
Overall Length: 37 inches
Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz.
For more on Big Horn Armory, visit www.bighornarmory.com or any of their social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter.
About Big Horn Armory:
Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.