The Courage

The Courage

The Sturtevant Courage is built for the discriminating hunter who believes in the sporting chance, one shot for any animal in the world. The Courage is a single shot falling block rifle that was designed by William Sturtevant over 25 years ago, when he took the traditional Farquarson action and improved it. The Sturtevant improvements create an even stronger and more reliable action than the original. The Courage is built from 8620 aerospace grade steel that is color case hardened with classic bone charcoal. The standard features include a half octagon, half round barrel, quarter rib, three leaf express sights, interchangeable front sights, wedding band style sling stud, metal grip cap, and kick-eez recoil pad. We will use any hardwood of your choice in AAA fancy grade for the stock, typical wood choices are English Walnut, Turkish Walnut, Bastogne Walnut, Mesquite or Maple. Each stock is custom built to your frame and with over 20 measurements we fit your rifle to you perfectly. The Courage includes checkering in a standard point pattern, special patterns are always an option. We will use any caliber of your choice from .22 LR to .700 Nitro Express and we would be glad to discuss the best caliber to suit your needs. Some additional options that are popular include integral quarter-rib and front sight ramp, integral front sling stud, full octagon barrel, exhibition grade hardwood, fleur de lis or extra fancy checkering patterns, skeleton grip cap, skeleton butt plate, ebony fore-end tip or grip cap, ivory grip cap or inlays, leather covered recoil pad, and the Sturtevant diamond grade sight system. Also remember matching sets of rifles are always available.

As with all our rifles the Courage comes as a complete package: the rifle, custom fitted leather bound case, cleaning rod and accoutrements, 20 rounds of ammunition custom developed for your rifle (dangerous game calibers come with 20 rounds of solids and 20 rounds of soft points), load data for each custom ammunition, and custom dies if you are using a Sturtevant designed cartridge.

Starting at $12,500.