RIP John Noveske

John Noveske, of Noveske Rifleworks, has died. Oregon state police confirmed that the renown rifle maker passed away on Friday after driving off highway 260, crashing into boulders.

Noveske was not belted in and was ejected from the car, killing him.

Noveske Rifleworks posted this message on their Facebook page.

Noveske Rifleworks would ask you to remember the passing of our founder, John Noveske, who died Friday, January 4th 2013 in an automobile accident.

John planned for all eventualities, and wanted to ensure any changes would be as seamless as possible for our customers, dealers, suppliers, employees and friends. While this will be a trying time, we do not expect a change in the day to day operations of Noveske Rifleworks. We would like to thank you for your support as we deal with our loss, and would ask that instead of flowers, you consider a donation to a cause we will announce at later date.

John was more than just the founder of Noveske Rifleworks, he was a loving husband and father, and caring friend.

Our condolences to his family, friends and coworkers.

Photo credit Thunder Ranch.

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