Ruger Announces the Ruger Studio of Art and Decoration
January 21, 2004
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, announced today the creation of The Ruger Studio of Art and Decoration. The Studio is a custom gun engraving facility specifically dedicated to the creation of individualized firearms artistry. It is uniquely staffed and equipped to provide clients with the finest in custom engraved Ruger firearms.
For centuries, artistically embellished firearms have been a hallmark of the powerful and privileged. Ruger is now able to offer discerning sportsmen and firearms connoisseurs individually adorned firearms that are unique expressions of their personal tastes. The wishes of discriminating owners and collectors will be interpreted in steel, fine wood, precious metals, and stones to deliver original, one-of-a-kind works of art.
"From the beginning, a very small number of Ruger firearms have been embellished for memorable occasions or for presentation. We will now be able to create unique, individual works of art by fulfilling the wishes of firearms owners who appreciate artistry and craftsmanship," said Sturm, Ruger & Company President, Stephen L. Sanetti.
"Ruger has assembled a group of artisans without peer. Our Master Artist and Chief Engraver, Paul Lantuch, is a virtuoso whose experience spans over 30 years. The Studio is composed of a dedicated and talented group of craftsmen quite skilled in an international array of decorative styles and techniques. Paul and his staff will work to accommodate the client's every preference and taste to create the expression of the owner's dream rendered in steel, wood and precious metals," Sanetti noted.
The first works of art created by The Ruger Studio of Art and Decoration are being displayed at the Safari Club International's 32nd Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada on January 21-24.
To receive our brochure describing The Ruger Studio of Art and Decoration, which contains more information about creating a personal work of firearms art, call 1-203-259-7843. For information on Ruger's extensive line of products and services visit the Firearms Product section of our site.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.
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