Browning has always been known for their quality guns and their famous Browning Buckmark. Hunters and gun lovers everywhere recognize the meaning of this logo wherever they see it. From decals on trucks to wearing it proudly on your hat, the Browning Buck can be found everywhere.
Browning has a contest called "Show Us Your Buckmark." In this competition, contestants are asked to show how they sport their favorite logo, the Browning Buckmark. The most creative expression of the Buckmark wins a brand new Browning shotgun or rifle.
Contestants get pretty creative when showing off their Buckmark. Many people have tattoos, some make cakes in the shape of the Buckmark, others decorate their rooms with Browning Buckmark decor. All of the contestants have thought of interesting ways in which to show off their love for Browning.
Parker and Ben Imel went above and beyond the competition. Ben is the owner of Imel Woodworks, where he crafts beautiful handmade furniture. Parker, Ben's son, works as a mechanical engineer with Zeeco. They love working with their hands to create beautiful furniture and decor.
Ben thought of a way to support Browning in a way no other contestant had yet done. He wanted to create a Buckmark that could be placed on the side of their home. Together, Ben and his son Parker carefully crafted a Buckmark out of stainless steel using a CNC plasma cutting machine. The outcome was better than they imagined.
Ben submitted a photo and letter to Browning explaining the experience they shared preparing for the competition. Soon after his submission, Ben received an exciting letter. The Imels' unique submission had captured Browning's attention. They were pleased to announce the dynamic father-son duo as the winners of the competition."
Ben received the X Bolt 7 MM Remington Magnum rifle as promised. Ben has always enjoyed hunting with his son Parker, and wanted the gun to be passed down for generations to come. He gave the rifle to Parker as a thank you for his hard work in the construction of the Buckmark.
One day, Parker will pass the gun down to his son and with it the story of how this rifle became a part of the family.
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