Ruben says he's ill and doesn't want to discuss it until way later, although he's still posting ads for his weapons. Black River Militaria hasn't responded to my inquiry from several days ago. I can't make them give me a refund.
This is unbelievable Gary these two people you mentioned are supposed to be the best in the business. Too busy to even call or email you back but not too busy to take your $24k !!
I've dealt with ALOT of machinegun dealers in the past and Ruben is the ONLY one that I ever had trouble with.
I've heard from others privately that tell the same tale. Just goes to show that reputation is just that... a tale that has to be proven.
I'll continue seeking out a smith who is capable and willing to fix this beautiful gun. I'll take the cost hit and they'll take the reputation hit.
Give John Andrewski a call if you plan not to have Black River repair it. He just shipped me back my US Property marked GM M16A1 reweld that was in such horrible condition, a standard upper would not fit and you could see all the poor workmanship from the person who originally put it together. It is now a piece of art and would need to X-ray it to even tell it was a reweld. There are only a few folks who could have done this type of repair in the United States. I know he also specializes in WW2 weapons and sure he can fix your MP43. He is a great guy to talk with and very honest and talented.
The "Done" photo does not do it justice as the lighting washed out the GM Script.
Edited by NFA amnesty, 10 November 2020 - 11:57 PM.