John Noveske

Noveske_Memorial_FinalOn Friday, 04 JAN 13 John Noveske of Noveske Rifleworks was killed in an automobile accident. Shortly thereafter, Trey Knight of Knights Armament Company and dozens of people at Knights went to work on an incredible tribute piece. They stayed long after hours working to complete it as quickly as possible, using components that included some taken from weapons fielded by elements of the US military.

From concept to completion this took two days. The original intention was for it to be a performance piece to be set ablaze, which, Mr. Knight reminds us,  “John would have appreciated.” They subsequently decided to keep it, and it now resides at Noveske Rifle Works headquarters as a reminder and celebration of the friendships he forged, the impact he had on the industry and a legacy of his work.

Thanks to Trey Knight and the people at Knight Industries for sharing these images and the back story from scratched out concept to final form, and our deepest condolences again to all of John’s comrades and family.




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Geissele Automatics LLC is releasing a special run of SSF Triggers in memory of John Noveske.

There will be a limited run of 100, each with its own serial number. The triggers will be available at SHOT this year at Booth #15159 with all proceeds going to the Noveske family. (Note: memorial site is here,

Graphics by Ten Pound Monkey.

(Note: birthdate may be corrected.)