Austin & Halleck has been a staple in the muzzleloading community. Unfortunately there is bad news to pass along. We’ve worked a lot with Austin & Halleck over the years and saddened by the news and wish them the best. Here is their statement from their web site:
It is with great disappointment that we announce the suspension of operations at Austin & Halleck, effective 10/01/06.
To our customers, you can take pride in knowing you own one of the finest muzzleloading rifles offered in this country. You’ll already have experienced it’s outstanding shooting performance and enjoyed and admired your rifle’s unmatched quality of materials and workmanship.
While there is no longer anybody on staff to service your rifle in the unlikely event it would need any, we will be pleased to provide you any component parts free of charge, as long as they remain available. We will also attempt to offer technical assistance by phone or email on a call-back basis. There are no longer any employees at Austin & Halleck and while we may contract for some repair services, we cannot offer any assurance about the timely return of your rifle.
First quality rifles may be made available at a discount from the factory. Please contact me for further information.
Follow this link to go to the web site of Austin & Halleck and get the rest of the information.