Now, you know that the world’s most expensive rifle is the VO Falcon Edition priced at $825,000. Others may compete in collector value. VO Falcon Edition is the latest creation of the Swedish gun and rifle maker VO Vapen, founded in 1977 by master gunsmith Viggo Olsson. Mr. Olsson and his son create the world’s most exclusive handmade hunting rifles using a patented takedown system, which allows the person to use several different calibers to the same rifle.
World’s most expensive rifle is a honor to the falconry traditions in the Arabian world, and is covered by beautiful engravings of Peregrine and Saker falcons among other luxurious finishes. The Falcon is the first VO takedown rifle to be built with a full stock. The octagon barrels of the VO Falcon Edition rifle are made of Damascus steel, which complements perfectly the stock done in the world’s finest walnut root.
The production of VO Falcon Edition modes is limited to five units, each marked with beautiful embellishments forming an ultra-exclusive collection. The first example is now complete and the next four will be built to order. VO Vapen is also specializes in totally unique bespoke creations, entirely customized to the owner’s wishes with pretty much any sort of precious ornamentation you could desire.
When we came to The Gulf Region for the first time in 2005, we were overwhelmed with the warm reception and hospitality from the leaders and from the people, says Olsson. We understood that this is a region where people appreciate traditions and true craftsmanship. It took us more than a year to develop and build the barrels. As far as we know, it is the one and only rifle in the world with barrels made of Damascus steel.
VO Vapen makes rifles limited, in 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. [VO Vapen via Born Rich]