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Full-bore Target Shooters

These rifles have their roots in target shooting and was designed for full-bore target shooters in an era when surplus war rifles such as the Lee-Enfield, Lee-Metford, P14 and others were used. The Musgrave facility[1] (located in Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa) where they were built housed a giant gunsmithing concern. RSA actions and earlier hammer-forged barrels were manufactured at Lyttelton Engineering Works. By 1989, Musgrave employed 220 people and produced 6,000 hunting rifles per year over a ten model range. Musgrave's product range diversified to include shotguns, sporting equipment, fuel locking devices and other items. Though Musgrave was an ARMSCOR subsidiary since 1971, the name finally disappeared under Denel control,[2] in August 1996. The end of this era came about when Musgrave's Bloemfontein facility was closed down and some of the equipment and personnel relocated to Lyttelton Engineering Works (LEW) where hunting rifles under the "Vektor" (Vector) name were built for a short while, alongside the R4 assault rifle, Z88 pistol and other small armament which forms DENEL's main focus. The dormant Musgrave name was revived by a private owner and new semi-custom built Musgrave rifles from the town of Ermelo, Mpumalanga, RSA entered the market.

Alpha and Omega

Some years ago Musgrave hunting rifles were the alpha and omega to the South African hunter. These fine rifles were known to be very accurate and reliable. The fact that many hunters are still using their Musgrave’s of yesteryear is proof of that. Wherever you go to in South Africa you will find hunters with their Musgrave’s shooting away at targets or at game.



It Was a Gloomy Day

Unfortunately the Musgrave factory had to close its doors in Bloemfontein due to factors beyond the control of management. The factory was then moved to Pretoria where it produced the same quality rifles under the name Vektor. This did not last long and yet another fine factory in South Africa had closed its doors. It was a gloomy day for South African hunters because there was not a factory that produced fine guns with an acceptable price tag anymore. There were many private gunsmiths, making excellent rifles but for the majority of the hunters, it was expensive.

Twenty Years Past

Twenty years past by and everybody thought that Musgrave was finally in its grave and all that was left were the rifles that were already in use. It all changed when Frikkie du Plooy – Owner of JJ Wapens in Ermelo, bought the Musgrave patent and the remaining K98 actions from the factory. He stored the actions, because he knew that he would one day build his own rifles.



Huntex Show

That one day arrived sooner than later and Frikkie teamed up with Gary Barnes, one of South Africa’s premier gunsmiths. Together, they secured the services of many other gunsmiths and built a factory to raise the Musgrave legend. It took 3 years for the first rifle to leave the factory and was exhibited at the Huntex show in April 2012 for the first time. The new rifles were an immediate hit and in excess of a 100 orders were received at the show.

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Other Videos

Wildman Hunting and Outdoorwith Musgrave rifles @ HuntEx 2015
Wildland Magazine with Musgrave & Sig 
About Musgrave Rifles
The Musgrave rifles

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Contact Us


59 CHRUCH STREET
2350 Ermelo, Mpumalanga

info@musgraverifles.co.za

017 819 3415


The Team


A great hunt starts with a Musgrave

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Host & Creator

Eldar Gezalov

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Host & Producer

Nastasiko Cook

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Host & Engineer

Ludwig Dongssara

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