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#1 APEXgunparts

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 07:50 PM

It is the end of the day and I was walking the property to ensure everything is secured for the weekend.
Going thru the work area I saw the setting sun thru the windows bathing the 1928A1 receivers that we have laid out across the work tables in a fading light.
I was inspired by the sight of all this history, and so took the 2 pictures I am sharing here...

 

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 07:56 PM

That hurts.
Almost as much as the AWB that was passed earlier today by the House of Representatives. That will (if passed by the Senate) affect us all.
Sorry about getting sligtly political but everyone needs to read that bill.
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Posted 29 July 2022 - 08:23 PM

I look at those cut receivers in a different way.
Since we can cut them and import them each one has become a "donor" of needed parts to keep the guns here in the USA running or operating better.
There "history" continues on whereas if they were still overseas the odds are good they would have been smelted down into steel ingots.

Not just the AWB, if they repeal the protections in the lawful commerce in firearms act I don't see how any firearms company could stay in business.

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 09:14 PM

As sad of a sight it is to see these demilled, you do bring a very good point Richard in that at least they are here in the states as donor parts or to be the start of a display gun or something like that instead of being melted down into a chunk of steel in another country. Even as demilled pieces, their history still continues to today in some capacity even though not in the same capacity that John and I would have loved to see them be in.
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Posted 29 July 2022 - 11:17 PM

When you said cut in a different post I was hoping you meant saw cut. 😔
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Posted 30 July 2022 - 02:05 AM

When you said cut in a different post I was hoping you meant saw cut.


Hard to see in the 2 pictures, but some of those receivers were cut so long ago that there are saw cut pieces, here and there.
What receivers I saw being handled the few saw cut individual pieces were mixed in here and there.
Spotted the ones marked "TOMMY GUN", not many, but they were sorted and kept together.
Because these came into the country before the 2005 "barrel ban" most of the nose pieces are not there as they remained on the barrels.

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 08:58 AM

Ok gotcha ! Did you get any M1/A1 stuff in ?

Thanks for posting Richard !
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Posted 30 July 2022 - 04:15 PM

Ok gotcha ! Did you get any M1/A1 stuff in ?

Thanks for posting Richard !


The shop people will start handling & sorting the M1 and M1A receiver pieces and wood as soon as they are done with the 1928A1 cut receivers.
Not that many of the later M1 so it should not take too long.
After that I think the Portuguese FBP parts will be the next project.

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