Established in 1990, BME designs and manufactures mounts that require little or no alteration to the gun. Located in Intervale, New Hampshire, BME is operated by John Chernick, a competitive shooter, former gunsmith, and engineer. John never intended to get into the mount business.
As a design and manufacturing engineer, he spent many years developing unique and successful models, techniques, processes and products for respected companies including Honeywell, RCA, and Digital Equipment Corporation. The business of designing and manufacturing mounts evolved out of a hobby. Initial models were made for John's personal use and consisted of the development of non-invasive mount solutions for his own guns. He soon found out that his work was admired and requested by other shooters.
That was the start of BME. Preliminary products were copies of John's initial designs. Soon, customers began asking for modifications and new applications. It became evident that there was a niche business in custom and low-volume mounts.
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