Craftsmen to be proud of
It was great to read Sam Garro’s article in November’s Australian Shooter about Ross Waghorn and Bob De Vries, who have both done a fair bit of work for me. If I were to compare their work with Purdey, Rigby and Holland - who I know well and have their guns - I can say the work Ross and Bob do is equal to the best. Additionally, they can handle some challenges the British gunmakers wouldn’t even consider.
By recognising their skills Sam has identified two craftsmen Australia can be proud of and this article will hopefully spark some interest among young Aussies looking to excel in such crafts. In an increasingly de-skilled Australia it’s important to have a benchmark to aim for. And I’m glad Sam noted that Ross originated from Sydney!
Jogesh Dhanda, NSW
04 April 2019