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Gunsmith JW VanPatten

Nutmeg BeaglerNutmeg Beagler Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
edited June 2014 in Ask the Experts
I bought a real nice custom mauser 7mm-06 ,It's marked J W VanPatten. Anyone have any Info?

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    nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,928 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nutmeg Beagler,

    Amazing what you can find on the internet...


    J W Vanpatten

    214 Christian Hill Road
    Milford, PA 18337
    Phone: (570) 296-8479

    Categorized under Gunsmiths, our records show it was established in 1953 and incorporated in Pennsylvania, current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $48,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1.

    http://www.sc-democrat.com/archives/2004/obits/11November/2004_1130.html

    John Van Patten, 87
    Owned Gunsmith Co.

    John W. Van Patten of Milford, Pa., the owner and operator of J.W. Van Patten Gunsmith, in Milford, and a lifelong area resident, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004, in Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital. He was 81 years of age.
    The son of the late Bertram and Sara Walling Van Patten, he was born September 26, 1923, in Port Jervis. He was the widower of Isabel R. Fenner Van Patten, who died September 15, 2004.

    Mr. Van Patten was a member of the Deerpark Reformed Church in Port Jervis, the Cahoonzie Hunting Club in Rio and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
    He is survived by three sons, John S. Van Patten of Guadalajara, Mexico, Brian J. Van Patten of Milford, Pa., and Jason Van Patten of Glen Spey; and a grandson, Aren Barkley Van Patten.

    Services were private.

    Interment was made at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Assoc., 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030.

    Best.
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    Nutmeg BeaglerNutmeg Beagler Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks Nononsense,
    Anyone have anything made by J W VanPatten?
    The Rifle I have is exceptional.
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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,374 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think he was one of Ken Waters' go to gunsmiths.
    That's a pretty good recommendation.
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    DokeyDokey Member Posts: 941 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a nice Remington No4 Rolling block that has his stamp on the barrel. also a 22K hornet built on a Winchester Hi Wall. Beautiful work.
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