Moving to his wife's hometown of Sauquoit, N.Y., he went into the custom-rifle business, handling the inletting and stocking, while others in his shop did the engraving, first under the "Owen Brothers" name, although his brothers never actually joined the business, then as "R.G. Owen." Owen preferred to work on Springfields, although he used other actions. This rifle is one of his simpler guns, without engraving or the carved arrowhead on the stock that would become his signature. It's a beautiful rifle regardless with a Lyman peep sight and a quick-detachable scope mount. E.C. Crossman, one of the most famous gun writer's of the era, and Field & Stream's Paul Curtis were Owen rifle fans. Owens command premium prices today.