Skinner Sights is a US maker of custom quality firearm sights since many years. They have now come out with a specialized survival kit for Bush Pilots and back country enthusiasts.
This “Bush Pilot” Survival Kit looks like to be the first production kit of its type, and it seems to be quite intriguing. You know, one of those ‘adult toys’ many of us would like to have... regardless why.
But why a manufacturer of quality firearm sights is now dealing with a rifle + survival kit? Well, simply because… in the US Skinner Sights is a main supplier behind sight and other kits for Chiappa Firearms and Taylor’s Co.. So, probably someone had the idea to put things ‘more together' than usual. As said, the result is intriguing, and we like it.
This unique survival kit comes with a customized Chiappa Firearms 1892 Alaskan take down lever action rifle with 16" barrel, .44 Magnum caliber and 6+1 capacity. Finished in warm tone hard chrome stainless steel and with a walnut stock, and it obviously features Skinner's incredibly effective (and beautiful) precision rear sight with interchangeable apertures and Skinner's fiber optic front sight.
At side of the Chiappa Firearms 1892 Alaskan rifle, the kit includes a RAT-7 OKC Survival knife with a 7.2-inch carbon steel black powder coated blade and Micarta handle. The BUSH PILOT logo and serial number on the blade matches that of the carbine.
The kit also contains (not all of them are visible in the pictures of this page):
- Titan storm and water proof matches (in a sturdy capsule)
- a U.S. Government issue Doan magnesium fire starter
- Ration brand heat and cooking stove with Hexamine fuel tablets
- tough "polyester film space blanket" tube tent large enough for two adults
- Brunton TruArc 3 flat base scouting compass
- 50 feet of Mil. Spec. 750 Parachute cord.*
*Note: the 750 (pound) Para Cord has 11 triple wound strands of nylon. Those with some survival training can utilize genuine 550 and especially 750 cord further by removing some of the exterior sheath and unwinding the nylon strands as needed for many other uses such as fishing line, thread, ties, snares or even for making a fish trap net.
The “Bush Pilot” Survival Kit comes packed in Skinner Sight’s Montana made custom 1,000 denier Cordura padded carry bag with a 500 denier liner. The bag features Molle attachment points for the knife sheath, and easy open full width buckle down closure flap so there is no fumbling around in a survival situation with zippers, etc.
The tough well engineered bag has room for other essential items the pilot /outdoor enthusiast may wish to add. MSRP price of the “Bush Pilot” Survival Kit: $1,799.
Skinner Sights, LLC
P.O. Box 1810
419 Flathead Street, Unit 1
Saint Ignatius - MT 59865