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#41 OCM

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

Since I'm in production of a R-80 ( semi) these parts would be gold to me , yes assuming they aren't trash, but even so, I'm but one of the few that care about the rusty story. 

This is a fun thread to write about but I'm afraid it's a moot point . About as likely as finding Baby Face Nelson's Thompson. 

Lucky for me I have some of the key Monitor parts in hand and some good advice from others. 

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#42 jl7422

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

I'd be down for some of those rusty parts as well. . .


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#43 JimB

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

I'd be down for some of those rusty parts as well. . .

Again junk abounds abroad

 

Now importing:

First of all most have a wrongful attitude that things need to be torched.

Actually variances are granted all the time

for example you can still often saw cut so long as a central chunk is omitted from the kitted up gun.  Nothing really needs to be all slagged to crap however it is far easier to just follow the supplied destruction docs than to ask for a simple variance.

 

Barrels became a bit crazy per GW Bush

the devil here is these are barrels that are AGR, American Goods Returned

Some argue AGR is outside the Bush era ban but to argue it means serious money

Now if you found a mess of new BAR bbls overseas never installed, they can be lawfully imported currently.  Bowman is doing it with SG43 and Yugo MG42 new old stock barrels right now.  Buyers must sign a "Sporting use" statement though.

 

My own view is Colt was never very honest about things and just a crap pile of things items such as "lunch box" specials in many firearms companies were well known for decades.

At Winchester it was kinda seen as an employee perk up into at least the 1920s

Colt and S&W were not a great deal different in this practice

bunch of crap flowed out of Springfield Armory too.

 

Just a different era

 

Take care you don't impose current attitudes against the past as there was little to no regulation back then.


Edited by JimB, 18 January 2018 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:11 AM

So, lets get the ball rolling!

 

I got the motivation,

 

Any word on where they are sitting?


Edited by Scrambles, 20 January 2018 - 02:29 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

Johnsonlmg41 says he took the photo, might start there ? 


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