Win a gun; support clean water

Guns for raffle: (top) Winchester Model 94, 30-30 Lever Action rifle, mfg 1941, very good condition and (bottom) Ruger V77 Rifle, 220Swift mfu 1978, like new, with Leopold 4x12 VO scope.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Lohrer


Central Montana Resource Council will raffle two collectible and vintage guns to benefit ongoing work to protect Central Montana’s pristine water. Guns presented for the raffle are a Winchester Model 94, 30-30 lever action rifle, mfg 1941, very good condition; and a Ruger V77 Rifle, 220 Swift, mfg 1978, like new, with Leopold 4x12 VO scope. Each would be a welcome addition to your collection.

Raffle tickets are available at The Sport Center, 320 W. Main in Lewistown (535-9308), at Triangle Guns (on the Divide) or by calling Roger at (206) 276-6080. Raffle tickets will also be sold at CMRC’s booth No. 300 at Third and Main from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during Lewistown’s Chokecherry Festival, Sept 9.

The two winning tickets will be drawn Thursday, Oct. 19 at “Solar Film Festival,” a free public event sponsored by CMRC at Lewistown Public Library. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified by phone or email. You must be 18 years old to enter and winning tickets must be claimed within 60 days.

On each ticket purchased, label with your gun preference: Ruger V77 rifle or Winchester lever action rifle. Two winning tickets will be drawn – one for each gun.

Central Montana Resource Council is a community organization dedicated to sustaining our water, air, land and food for this and future generations. CMRC works to protect our surface and groundwater from degradation and over withdrawal, through baseline water testing, public education and other efforts. Funds from the raffle will benefit this work. 

“We work on issues of concern in our community. This provides area citizens with the opportunity to help safeguard our quality of life on a local level,” said CMRC chair Laurie Lohrer. “CMRC determines how locally-raised funds will be spent, so volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts right here in our community. Raffle proceeds benefit CMRC’s ongoing efforts to keep our water clean and available.”

CMRC is an affiliate of Northern Plains Resource Council, a larger statewide non-profit that organizes Montana citizens to protect water quality, family farms and ranches and unique quality of life.



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