Reeve Abraben is a nationally recognized custom gunmaker and a member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. A graduate of the Colorado School of Trades, a gunsmithing school, he is an avid collector of antiquarian sporting books, and has complied an extensive library of hunting, African hunting, fishing, gun, and shooting books dating back to the 1850’s.
Reeve is a contributing writer for the Journal of the American Custom Gunmaker’s Guild The Gunmaker, and has written technical gun articles for US Gun and GunPro magazines, and sporting columns for the Florida newspaper, The Boca Beacon.
ONE EXTRAORDINARY RIFLE: CHRONICLE OF A FINE CUSTOM GUN is Reeve’s nearly complete chronicle about the making of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece African hunting rifle. Photos and essays detail the building of this collector’s model rifle, valued at over $100,000, which has made its way through the hands of the world’s most renowned artisan gunmakers, and from the walnut orchard in Australia where the wood was harvested for the stock to the checkering cradle in Montana; from the steel mill in Michigan to the engraver’s vise in Arizona — where it now sits waiting for final customization.
The book includes photos by award winning firearms photographer Ron Toews and descriptive narrative from many of the contributing artisans.
Reeve has also recently completed RIFT VALLEY a novel which takes place on safari during the 1950’s Mau Mau uprising in East Africa.