Big Horn Armory, Inc. started in 2008, with the expressed purpose of designing a Browning type lever action gun, chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The principals and employees of Big Horn Armory have many years’ experience in the firearms industry. We are dedicated to making All American guns, made in America. We are an employee owned company.
We committed several years to refining and perfecting the design, sizing the action specifically to this cartridge. We call it our Model 89. It seemed an obvious choice, since the size of the action is just about halfway between a Model 1886 and Model 1892. The design closely follows the work of John Browning, with some modern refinements. Modern metallurgy and machining techniques guided most of our refinements. We often wondered how the Master would have used the tools and knowledge that was not available during his time.
After many trials and tribulations concerning the manufacturing process, we finally started shipping guns in September of 2012. We only make guns that we would be proud to own ourselves. As such, our commitment to quality, fit and finish rivals that seen in many custom only guns. Sometimes that commitment slows things down, but our customers seem to think it is worth it. We hope that you can join our customers in the purchase of one of our fine firearms. We would be proud to have you as our customer.