SHERIDAN, Wyo. — After purchasing his 30th “usable piece of art,” Ivan Stalick was thrilled.

“It’s an exciting time,” he said, grinning broadly while carrying a long, narrow cardboard box with the name Weatherby printed in large type.

Stalick was one of thousands of people who would visit Weatherby Inc. on Thursday for the company’s grand opening. Weatherby is known for manufacturing rifles and shotguns, but also makes ammunition and shooting accessories.

To commemorate its relocation to Wyoming from California, Weatherby made 36 special Sheridan rifles. The .240 caliber rifle Stalick bought has the town’s name etched on the floor plate. The firearm will now hold a special place in Stalick’s collection, but he also plans to shoot the

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