Info on "W.A. Sukalle Tuscon Ariz" rifle maker
I've recently come across a customized 30-06 Springfield marked "W.A. Sukalle Tuscon Ariz" on the top of the barrel. The rifle has also been restocked at what appears to be the same time period and has a very ornately relief engraved buttplate. It has a medium heavy barrel with a custom front ramp and the rear sight is dovetailed as far back on the barrel as possible. It has never been drilled/tapped for scope mounts and from the cut of the stock it is apparent that this rifle is meant to be shot iron sights only. I would say it is in good to fine condition, but the bore looks very good.
I have heard of this '30's era maker, but have had a difficult time locating any decent information on him - or an estimated value of his work. Can anyone shed any light on this neat old rifle for me?
The gunshop owner deals primarily in "tactical" firearms (whatever that means) and he seems almost embarrased to have this piece of history on his shelf.
I think it's one I should likely grab while I have the chance, but thought I'd poll those wiser than me to learn your thoughts.
Thanks in advance,
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