World’s Most Expensive Rifle

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Swedish gun maker VO Gun & Rifle is selling their limited edition VO Falcon rifles for $820,000 each.

The Luxist reports

Their newest creation, the VO Falcon Edition (above), is the world’s most expensive priced at about $820,000. The VO Falcon Edition is a tribute to the deep rooted traditions of falconry in the Arabian world, covered by beautiful engravings of Peregrine and Saker falcons among other luxurious finishes.

The production of VO rifles is limited to a very small number of examples each year. The company holds a royal appointment to H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and has found great success with ultra-exclusive rifles made for the Middle Eastern market. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi’s Royal Family is another VO enthusiast.

Clearly you and I are not VO’s target market. I would be willing to bet that Savage’s cheapest $300 rifle has better accuracy that the Falcon. But since they are unlikely to ever be fired, that is not a problem. Who in their right mind would detonate an explosive in a $800,000 metal tube? Not I. But if I were a wealthy monarch drowning in money, I would much rather buy an overpriced rifle than a equally priced gemstone.

[ Many thanks to B & Tom for emailing me the link. ]

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  • Gerald

    Testament to the stupidity of people who buy such rifles. Take a look at the third pic in, the one with the eagle claw gripping the bolt knob. The gold plating (and I hope that it is indeed actual gold for that price) seems to be done quite poorly, with the webbing in between the talons not plated properly, and some of the gold plating bleeding out onto the silver knob as well.

    And unless i am missing something, there appears to be no room for a scope mount, and not even iron sights, meaning that it is impossible to aims such a device properly, or with any serious degree of accuracy.

    Unless the extra $819,000 goes into some sort of super-computer powered targetting laser in the stock, then just perhaps, the rifle might actually justify the cost.

  • Jodie

    No optics? :)

  • Kurt

    Once again we learn that some people have more money than brains.

  • AZRon

    I was gonna’ order one, but the octagonal barrel ruined it for me.

  • Daniel

    I’de still shoot it.

  • Jason

    Not that I am one to complain, but if I am spending 800,000 dollars on a firearm- it better be able to hit a fly at 1,000 yds with ease- AND look like as awesome as this. Drowning in money or not, a firearm is worthless if it isn’t reliable. If someone I knew owned this, and I asked them how the accuracy was, and they replied “I wouldn’t shoot this.” I’d laugh, because that isn’t a firearm, its an expensive paperweight.

  • Jason

    How much extra if you want sights on it?

  • Squidpuppy

    I dunno; not shooting it would be like not driving your Veyron. I assume that since VO is a craftsmanship gunsmith aside from the luxury bit, they do attend to the functional aspects of their pieces; they better be accurate & reliable.

    Here’s the thing about really being able to afford items like this; to the people in this stratosphere, it’s not much different from you or I putting down $6k for an Accuracy International.

    If it doesn’t perform, or it malfunctions, I’m sure VO stands behind it; service is likely lifetime. Besides, you’d probably have one of each, and a staff of twelve just to keep them in proper kit.

  • TalbotFarwell

    Damascus steel? From what I’ve read, it’s a grenade waiting to happen.

  • alex

    how do you aim that thing? i see no sights, no mounts, just an eagle claw where no eagle claw is required

  • Bob

    Not if you paid me… not if you paid me :)

  • Bob

    By the way, is it me, or is the claw holding a globe in its knurled, taloned fingers? Seems quite fitting for the target market audience :)

  • Lance

    What caliber is it?

  • Komrad

    I think this must only be the worlds most expensive production rifle

    I’m not sure, but I think some double guns can get higher than that

  • Cowtowncop

    I guess when your that rich you dont need sights or even scope mounts?

  • wizemanful

    Hmmmm….. needs more Tapco.

  • jamieb

    Check the scratch and dent tab on their website. I just bought two rifles for $750,000 total out the door.

    You can buy three for a million, and if you buy ten you get 1 free.

    Hmmm what to do, so very tempting.

  • G

    alex:

    The receiver is drilled and tapped for a scope mount. There are four plug screws on top of the receiver.

  • Fubar

    Wot ? No rail for $820K ??

  • Komrad

    has anyone else noticed that there are no irons and there aren’t any mounts either

    proves that it is purely a display piece, no sights, no shooting

    if I was given one, I’d sell it and buy up all those WWII sniper-rifles I’ve been dreaming of, and all those AR builds I’ve been meaning to get

  • G

    “I would be willing to bet that Savage’s cheapest $300 rifle has better accuracy that the Falcon.”

    I am willing to accepting your bet. :-)

    I am pretty sure that VO use high quality barrels, for a custom barrel maker, for their rifles. VO seem to test the accuracy of the rifle before shipping. (There is a picture of a 5 shot group, from a .416 Taylor rifle, on their site.)

    But I believe that you can buy a (Husqvarna) 1900 action a build a rifle that shoots as good as, if not better than, the VO Falcon Edition for a reasonable amount of money. (VO use 1900 style actions for their rifles)

  • Don

    For that much money you could have a bunch of equivalent rifles built and sell them each as ‘ultra exclusive rifles’.

    For that much money you could hire someone to shoot things for you.

    For that much money you could own 500 M14s.

    For that much money Charlie Sheen could get half way to a drug overdose.

    For $8.50 you could lacquer and polish any gunstock to that degree.

    For that much money you could eat crispy fried falcon AND pay the fines.

    ba dum ching.

    -D

  • Eric

    I cannot wait for the Magpul accessory line for this one.

  • j

    how do you mount a scope?
    it’s a bolt action- the strongest action—Designed for accuracy at LONG RANGES

  • DaveR

    Needs more Magpul

  • DaveR

    It is really a beautiful rifle I will admit. The workmanship, wood and engraving is stunning. But I can’t see where the exorbitant cost comes from and I’ve seen $10-15k shotguns that are at least as nice–is it expensive merely because someone **will** pay that much, or is it filled with gold?

  • O.W.

    The Damascus steel barrel should not be an issue. The old “Damascus” shotguns barrels were made from strips of steel folded around a mandrel and could explode when shot with smokeless powder, but I doubt that is what they are doing here. The barrels shown appear to be solid bar stock of pattern welded steel that is bored, rifled, profiled, and chambered in the conventional manner.

    I would be curious to know if Damascus barrels are accurate at all. I can imagine all sorts of complications they could cause during machining, but I don’t know enough to do more than speculate.

  • Rob

    I hope whomever buys it, drills and taps the receiver for a sweet CanTire rim fire scope, and throws on a adjustable synth stock. Maybe shorten the barrel as well… which looks like it could be re blued, and re bored to .17HMR. Could be a decent gun then. ;0)

  • Pedro C.P.

    Swedish… I will wait for the Koenigsegg version before making my order.

    Well I`m really not a fan of this kind of stuff (form over function) but I really have to admire the craftsmanship and metal work on this thing, the attention to the aesthetically detail is just impressive, in some ways it almost looks organic or even alive.

    I would much prefer a more functional, versatile and cheaper weapon, but… I would love to have this thing. But If I had that kind of money I would probably have 4millions and therefor an AMOS turret would be a much more attractive.

  • gunnoob

    if i were to get one of thoose, i’d only use wolf ammo (what caliber any way?), mount an NC star red dot on it, and put an old sling on it.

  • Tony

    Forthat price I could have a whole cabinet filled with Purdey and H&H, and while I love the design (less the engraving and inlaying) I know what I’d go for.

  • Bandito762

    expected to see a picture of the ACR

  • DJ

    Woah Woah Woah,
    I don’t appreciate you jumping to conclusions to say that I am not in the market for such an exquisite piece of weaponry. One does not need sights as a pull of the trigger brings down God to smite thine target with lightning from the heavens above. It will match well with my Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, both of which will be placed upon my solid platinum diamond encrusted gun mantle mounted in my Bugatti chariot.

  • Dan

    If you look at the muzzle shot carefully, you can see that the barrel has a solid steel core. I was fortunate enough to be able to sit in on an afternoon seminar with one of the smiths that makes such barrels, and it is quite an interesting and labor intensive process.

    I am sure it is as safe to fire as any other, but it is quite obviously an ornamental piece as noted above.

  • JC

    Hey Gerald

    All things considered…..NOTHING IS PERFECT! Pee-wit – pricey….yes. But otherwise very nice :-)

    And Gerald………Who cares about a scope! Do you really need a scope? Are your eyes that bad…..if so…..maybe you should give up shooting…..providing you know how?

    You only live once….enjoy it while you can ;-)

  • http://www.nitroexpress.com Mehul Kamdar

    Zoli 1900 action – $ 450. Gobec barrel made of Damasteel – $ 600. High grade walnut stock – $ 2000. Other gunsmithing costs including engraving – another $ 2500. At $ 820,000 the price is crazy, but then, if someone has the money lying around and wants to buy it, it’s their money . . .

  • Sebastian

    Tacky. Not surprising considering the market it’s aimed at.

  • nicks87

    I think some of you are missing the point.

    The gun is a work of art. It’s not for everyone and certainly not something you would take out to “Grandpa’s back 40″ and shoot squirrels with.

    I know it’s a lot to ask nowdays, especially from the instant gratification crowd, but just try to appreciate the rifle’s artistic value and craftsmanship.

  • dickgosinya48

    Ridiculous. This rifle isn’t even close to the epitome of gumakers best . What a joke.