Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:43 PM
Just wondering if I'm too impatient or their having a bad day.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:22 PM
He does fantastic work at a more than reasonable price. He also does the different receivers in batches so it may be awhile before he gets to the one you want. Just make sure you tell him you want it when he calls....
Leave a message on his machine and he will call at some point.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:00 AM
One more thing, I never cancelled my order with him.. and I have never gotten that ordered receiver either.
If the place were on fire I wouldn't pee on it... but I'm not mad or anything...
Posted 03 March 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:40 PM
|QUOTE (Bisley45 @ Mar 3 2006, 06:42 PM)|
| Got a reply, 10 - 12 weeks, ouch.... not what I wanted but seans how I've waited for my Richardson recever for 3+ years now...|
I know where there is a RR for 1.4K if you are interested....
Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:51 AM
The recent influx of parts sets being sold by mass-market retailers (Sportmen's Guide, Atlanta Cutlery, etc.) in addition to the usual gun guys has brought many new people into the Thompson hobby. People are ordering receivers faster than I have ever experienced, and I am doing my best to keep up. As you all know the procedure for buying one of my receivers is to get on my list - no deposit, no obligation - and when I work my way down to you I contact you and if you still want the receiver I will then accept payment or process your credit card. I do not take or require any money until we ship. I handle this on a first come first served basis. Right now I am telling people 10-12 weeks. The receivers I just shipped went to guys who waited approx 3 months.
I appreciate all of you Thompson guys that buy and collect my receivers. I have made thousands of these 80% machined receivers now, and the quality, fit, and finish is better than ever. For many, many years we have made the receivers from 4130 steel - the best, toughest, and strongest steel ever used for Thompsons. Philadelphia Ordnance made true G.I. (as opposed to West Hurley) quality shooting Thompsons in 1986 when our production was stopped by the then-new law, and the "80%" receiver was born. We did get some guns out there and they are all going strong 20 years later. We now offer engraving and the patent numbers. For those of you who may be interested, once I catch up I plan to start making "100%" receivers for those who qualify to purchase them. Bob Bower/Philly O
Posted 04 March 2006 - 10:59 AM
The receiver was a good one and I was glad to get it at the time. It was to be made into a semi until I saw that there would be no way to do it with my limited skills and the BATFE would not pass it anyway (learned that in here). I have since sold it to deerslayer for him to make a post sample out of for his own enjoyment.
Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:49 AM
In an early post I said Philadelphia Ordnance did not return my call - turns out they actually did. My daughter took the message but forgot to tell me.
I have spoken to Bob and he was very helpful. He's sending emails showing samples of the receiver and the engraving.
Bob, I apologize for the misunderstanding - it was clearly my fault.
Posted 04 March 2006 - 12:15 PM
|QUOTE (1921A @ Mar 4 2006, 11:49 AM)|
|He's sending emails showing samples of the receiver and the engraving.|
When you get the pics, can you post them here or forward them to me? Thanks
Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:21 PM
Phily Ord engraving pics arrived today. I have no idea how to post them on this board. Email me at M1921a@aol.com and I'll send them to you.