We're lucky that there are some very talented people who are prepared to dedicate their lives to this. As much as some of these rifles can cost, I haven't seen any of the individual makers who seem to be rolling in it. I wonder, if you took the names off the rifles, how the Martini would stack up against a, say, Holland & Holland? I've haven't been able to compare them side by side, but I'd be hard pressed to think that it could be much, if any, better. And I've seen the price H&H charges!