Inventor of the Fiberglass
When Chet Brown pioneered the concept of a fiberglass rifle
stock in the early 60's, he had little idea of the impact his new
creation would have on the direction of the firearms industry
a quarter of a century later.
Brown's "synthetic stock
revolution" first gained a following with benchrest
shooters who welcomed the idea of having a stock that was absolutely
stable in any weather or climate and much lighter than wood.
But it was the hunter who would
ultimately reap the greatest benefits of Chet Brown's new
lightweight technology. Brown Precision can build an
extremely accurate hunting rifle weighing under 6 lbs, that
will consistently outperform traditional wood stocked rifles 3
or more pounds heavier.
Brown further bucked tradition by
replacing standard blued metal with stainless barrels and
hi-tech rustproof metal finishes such as electroless nickel
and Teflon for all weather performance; and using shorter
barrel lengths and thinner barrel contours for easier handling
and weight reduction. The resulting Custom High Country
and Pro-hunter series hunting rifles are known to be the
lightest, toughest, most accurate, reliable and indestructible
hunting rifles available.
Industry "Firsts" from
From materials to
techniques, nobody has had such an impact on how rifles are
built today. Some examples of these are:
- 1965- Invented Fiberglass rifle stocks. The first
synthetic rifle stocks on the market.
- 1966- Utilized materials and techniques in glass bedding
used in benchrest competition. These same materials and
techniques were later used in hunting rifles and are still
most commonly used today.
- 1968- Pioneered precise action machining techniques
commonly referred to as "blueprinting".
- 1968- Started using match grade stainless steel barrels
on hunting rifles.
- 1968- Benchrest quality chambering techniques used on
- 1969- Perfected the "recessed target crown"
still in use today on most benchrest rifles, many custom
rifles, all Brown Precision custom rifles, and even many
- 1974- Started producing Kevlar rifle stocks. Brown
Precision was the first company to manufacture stocks
using Kevlar. Today, most people claiming to use Kevlar
are actually using a very small amount, strictly for the
purpose of using the name.
- 1977- First custom gun builder to use high tech
weatherproof metal finishes on hunting rifles. Since these
early finishes, many advancements have been made and Brown
Precision has been at the forefront of research and
- 1980- Developed the use of graphite (carbon fiber) in
- 1985- First custom gun builder to use 8 x 40 base screws
in rifles. The extra strength of these screws has been
realized and are now commonly used in other custom guns,
as well as some production guns.
- 1988- First to use heavier firing pin springs in hunting
In addition to these, many other
materials and techniques have been tried and rejected. There
have been many more failures then successes. It is because of
the failures, not the successes, that Brown Precision has been
able to stay at the forefront in this industry. Our research
and development is quite extensive.
You have our word we will not
bring anything on the market, or offer anything in our line,
until we are confident it works. We aren't concerned about
making a quick buck. Instead, we want to continue bringing you
only top quality products. By setting our standards so high,
you can be sure that will happen.
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