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Gail Shuttleworth and CPA Rifles – #023 of the Gun Room Podcast

Gail Shuttleworth and CPA Rifles – #023 of the Gun Room Podcast

A Stevens 44 1/2 action rests on a table.

With a rich history in creating single-shot rifles, we take a look at the history and evolution of CPA

CPA Rifles of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, specializes in creating some of the finest single-shot rifles in the world.

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Founded by Paul Shuttleworth in 1986, CPA Rifles offers reproductions of the Stevens 44 1/2 action single shot falling block rifles, as well as customizations of other similar guns. Paul established the business and Gail, the third of four children, joined the family-owned operation in 1997 and has taken a hands-on approach in everything she does at CPA.

Gail is an accomplished and lifelong shooter and is as proficient in the shop as she is on the range. 

Gail and I sit down in the shop at CPA to discuss single-shot rifles, the history of Schuetzen, and black powder silhouette. We take a look at what a small gun production facility looks like and how a CPA can thrive on a “quality over quantity” business model.

Join us for this exciting and in-depth look at a family-owned firearms business and so much more on Episode 23 of The Gun Room.

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