CHANGES AT THE BIESEN SHOP:
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the shop is no longer open to the public.
If you are a current customer (meaning you still have a project in the works) we are working hard to complete your order. Roger did have a heart attack around Father's day of this year and he is currently recovering. We found out through his heart specialist that quite some time ago he had a virus that did damage to his heart.
However, now that he has the best medical care possible we do expect a full recovery.
Additionally, Paula has had too much excitement and medical problems this summer also. She does plan on getting back to work as soon as she is physically able too:
So, she will still be accepting commissions.
Do to needing to concentrate when she is working; her phone is always on "Do Not Disturb"
Please check for her voicemail updates and she will return your call as soon as she is able to.
Due to all of these events we (as a team) have decided once our current obligations are met, we will be auctioning off joint "OUT OF THIS WORLD SPECIAL" projects VIA.... James Julia Auctioneers.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WAY TO GET A COMPLETE BIESEN CUSTOM FIREARM
Currently they have the Parker shotgun that was featured in the 2012 Gun's digest.
It is scheduled to be auctioned off in their October 2017 auction
We honor and acknowledge the reputation Al Biesen had acquired throughout his many years as a Pioneer in the industry. But, in addition to those skills that were passed down to Roger; it is Roger’s technical skills as a machinist. Plus, that same Biesen desire to be a “perfectionist” that in my humble opinion has made his work and checkering superior to his father's work.
(BUT THEN AGAIN, WE ARE THE EXPERTS)
Please trust us, not the opinions of others…We do know what we are doing!
Now, if you have not seen this particular Gun Digest; this is a one of a kind project jointly done by Roger and Paula. It features an extraordinary piece of wood on a "California Duck Club” original Parker
The Biesen’s DO LOVE THEIR PARKERS!
The shotgun has been completely reconditioned (It was pristine when it was acquired) and then it was restocked, reworked and checkered by Roger.
If you have held many Biesen Custom Guns in your hands…
You know that Roger's checkering makes Al's work look like a “lesser grade“.
Al was excellent at what he did and his reputation is why we do the things we do!
Please keep in mind that Roger is the true craftsman of the bunch, in every expression of the word!
The engraving that Paula did on this Parker is a “never to be reproduced“,
Biesen-full coverage type of engraving. As artists we hold true to the “Less is More” Philosophy -- Plus,
This is the largest amount of engraving that this particular weapon needed.
The shotgun has double gold triggers and "Parker" inlaid in gold. The engraving continues in an "Italian interlocking lace" scroll design across the breach...
This means it had to be engraved together.
(Very hard to do, and we have never seen it done before!)
The release lever has cut out scroll design that only adds to the custom nature of this weapon.
The engraving is finished in Paula's custom "French Grey" style that she developed and perfected that allows this weapon to not only be:
"Museum Quality" but has the "Biesen" usability too.
Both Paula and Roger have shot it after it was completed to make sure that it meets our own quality control standards. (This is actually rare that we both have shot this Parker)
PLEASE VISIT THE JAMES JULIA AUCTIONEER WEBSITE TO VIEW PICTURES WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AT:
(This is not a link): www.jamesjulia.com.
This Parker, comes with a personal letter from Paula and engraving care instructions and more
And wait for it.....More PROVENANCE than any Biesen Custom Project has ever had!
WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF AL BIESEN
Alvin Leroy Biesen passed away on April 14, 2016. He was 98 years old
Our family would like to thank everyone for all of the kind gestures in our time of grief.
One of our closest family friends said to us......
"There are two deaths that all of us face -
The first is the passing of our bodies, the death that everyone experiences.
The second is the last time that someone speaks about you, your accomplishments, your character and remembers the person that you were."
We hope that our family patriarch, the great Al Biesen will never experience a "second death"!!!
We were so moved by this saying, that we thought is more than worthy of including on our website.
This is picture was taken of Paula and Al at Larry and Jo Ann Malicki's 50th wedding anniversary.
We ALSO, miss the "Chief" Larry Malicki, a Korean and Vietnam Veteran.
Michael Biesen a veteran that took his own life.
TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS
This Gentleman's name is Jerry and he is a Vietnam Veteran
He has survived atrocities both home (after his service) and abroad (during the war)!
I intend on helping wonderful humans just like him in my soon to be upgraded website!!!
And yes, it is obvious that I "LOVE HIM" Too!
AND THE "Boys and Girls" in BLUE
We would like to thank you for your service...
You may or may not have chosen to;
MAINTAIN or DEFEND our FREEDOMS
In our opinion "YOUR Lives" matter more than Ours!!!
"THEY" DESERVE YOUR RESPECT BECAUSE,
they have put their lives on the line for us!
VETRANS ARE WHAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT!
WE THANK THEM AND WISH THEM GOOD HEALTH AND EVERY HAPPINESS POSSIBLE!
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