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Posted: 7/2/2013 3:12:48 PM
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Got a FB message today that they're liquidating all guns in stock. After multiple questions from patrons the reply was that they'll still be "Kesselrings", just not a gun a supplier/dealer anymore.

Check out their FB page for more news.

ETA: wonder if Skagit Arms and RBS reloading punked them out?
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Posted: 7/2/2013 3:23:20 PM
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Got word from a CEO vice pres of a local financial institution saying he heard through the rumor mill, that their paperwork wasn't in order so they're "resigning" so to speak.

Who knows for sure. Sad though
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Posted: 7/2/2013 3:37:26 PM
Posted that they're going to become a "sporting goods" store.

Tha fuck?!
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Posted: 7/2/2013 3:46:17 PM
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Update: apparently they'll still be dealing in class 3

ETA: they'll be transferring their class 3 elsewhere locally. Whatever the fuck that means.
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Posted: 7/2/2013 4:42:45 PM
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Somethings not stirring the koolaid. Plenty of posts on their FB page asking about details and suggesting some, got deleted.

Aaaaaaand I cant post anymore on their FB and a few other posts got deleted too.

They just said they'll be "surrendering" their FFL to the ATF and that its a forced surrender.
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Posted: 7/2/2013 6:32:21 PM
What's really weird is that I've heard this rumor for a couple of years. My best guess is they had some guns from the front racks walk out the door and when the audit hit they were screwed
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Posted: 7/2/2013 6:46:13 PM
I heard that the "old man" has until 01 Oct to "surrender" his ATF license.
I also heard that there's a bit of squabbling going on between certain factions (fudd vs black gun factions)
I guess if you look on Gun Broker you can see a bunch of guns for sale.
Don't expect any "smokin" deals, not when they can get full retail plus on line.
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Posted: 7/2/2013 7:42:50 PM
Originally Posted By KA3B:
I also heard that there's a bit of squabbling going on between certain factions (fudd vs black gun factions)

Within the gunshop? There was a guy use to work the blackgun counter at kesselrings for a few years then just vanished a while back. Saw him out of nowhere working the Skagit Arms counter once or twice during the post newtown months but never again. Seemed like the kind of guy who'd be the first to say "fuck you fudds" and bail from a situation like that if it were to arise within a gunshop.

Stupid fudds....
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Posted: 7/2/2013 7:58:05 PM
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that sucks.



I like that place.



got a call.from them today asking me if I still needed a transfer (I had called them to inquire about one like 6 months ago or more. )
they said they were just clearing up old messages/notes.


thought that was a little odd.
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Posted: 7/2/2013 8:40:46 PM
Do they have any decent Garands over there?
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Posted: 7/3/2013 1:40:30 AM
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Do they have any decent Garands over there?


No.

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Posted: 7/3/2013 12:37:43 PM
My two cents worth:
The demographical younger 1st time buyer is hitting the superstores (Cabelas) and scooping up whatever shiny thing is out there.
The times are a changing and the places that stood the test of time are going to the wayside.
I dont like to see it but they hung in there through it all. I wish them all good luck, it was a good run.
If they get the range going, you bet I will be there.
They were always there, sad to see it end.
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Posted: 7/3/2013 1:28:42 PM
Originally Posted By jettcity1:
My two cents worth:
The demographical younger 1st time buyer is hitting the superstores (Cabelas) and scooping up whatever shiny thing is out there.
The times are a changing and the places that stood the test of time are going to the wayside.
I dont like to see it but they hung in there through it all. I wish them all good luck, it was a good run.
If they get the range going, you bet I will be there.
They were always there, sad to see it end.





Over the past 6 months, they have been swamped and things were flying off their shelves.

would be strange timing for business closure due to financial hardship. At least from the outside looking in.
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Posted: 7/3/2013 2:39:42 PM
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Do they have any decent Garands over there?


Looking for a Garand?
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Posted: 7/3/2013 7:31:16 PM
Originally Posted By patchouli:
Originally Posted By jettcity1:
My two cents worth:
The demographical younger 1st time buyer is hitting the superstores (Cabelas) and scooping up whatever shiny thing is out there.
The times are a changing and the places that stood the test of time are going to the wayside.
I dont like to see it but they hung in there through it all. I wish them all good luck, it was a good run.
If they get the range going, you bet I will be there.
They were always there, sad to see it end.





Over the past 6 months, they have been swamped and things were flying off their shelves.

would be strange timing for business closure due to financial hardship. At least from the outside looking in.


Phucarooney, first Whorehouse Sports closed a few months back which was a great place to find a lot of odds and ends like powder, primers, mags and now Kesselrings. I mentioned a while back that all the center racks were locked down with cables which might support shit walking out of the place. I have not gone there much recently because the place is packed with people who (1/2 of them) don't shoot and "need" a gun while they can. A shame to see long time dealers like this move out of the firearms business.

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Posted: 7/3/2013 9:40:27 PM
I went there a couple times before this latest frenzy and liked them. Heard some urban legends about service but do not any complaints personally. Sad to see it go.

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Posted: 7/3/2013 10:36:17 PM
Originally Posted By spankybear:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Do they have any decent Garands over there?


Looking for a Garand?


Yeah... kinda.

Just want a solid shooter, a Springfield if I had my pick for the history, but I'm not picky.

Trying to collect a representative lineup of all the major rifles of the primary WWII combatants. So far, um, I have a Mosin.
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Posted: 7/4/2013 1:27:53 AM
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Originally Posted By spankybear:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Do they have any decent Garands over there?


Looking for a Garand?


Yeah... kinda.

Just want a solid shooter, a Springfield if I had my pick for the history, but I'm not picky.

Trying to collect a representative lineup of all the major rifles of the primary WWII combatants. So far, um, I have a Mosin.



This has been one in my list also. In my case I've been looking for the carbine version. Always had a crush for that one.

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Posted: 7/4/2013 2:32:20 AM
The few times that I have been there were all post panic from last December. It was ALWAYS packed. I heard today that it was discovered during their ATF audit that 6 firearms were unaccounted for. That sucks as again, they were always packed, so I can see how a mistake might happen. They always treated me right. I wonder who is gonna be the big Glock Blue Label Dealer in the area now.

On a side note, does anyone thing that the ATF is purposely targeting the successful gun dealers? They could be making it so damn difficult that it's a set up for failure. It's plausible, after all, it was proven that all the GM and Chrysler dealerships that were owned by registered republicans were out of business after BHO weaseled his way into office.
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:29:08 AM
Originally Posted By blusheepdog:
The few times that I have been there were all post panic from last December. It was ALWAYS packed. I heard today that it was discovered during their ATF audit that 6 firearms were unaccounted for. That sucks as again, they were always packed, so I can see how a mistake might happen. They always treated me right. I wonder who is gonna be the big Glock Blue Label Dealer in the area now.

On a side note, does anyone thing that the ATF is purposely targeting the successful gun dealers? They could be making it so damn difficult that it's a set up for failure. It's plausible, after all, it was proven that all the GM and Chrysler dealerships that were owned by registered republicans were out of business after BHO weaseled his way into office.


I am not a tin foil person but I believe you are correct, look at the recent IRS scandal, the powers were unable to railroad through the various bans on a National level so they will take what they can get and closing dealers is a start. If a dealer is faced with big fine/jail threats or walk away it is likely they will walk away.
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:52:32 AM
Originally Posted By BGENE:
Originally Posted By blusheepdog:
The few times that I have been there were all post panic from last December. It was ALWAYS packed. I heard today that it was discovered during their ATF audit that 6 firearms were unaccounted for. That sucks as again, they were always packed, so I can see how a mistake might happen. They always treated me right. I wonder who is gonna be the big Glock Blue Label Dealer in the area now.

On a side note, does anyone thing that the ATF is purposely targeting the successful gun dealers? They could be making it so damn difficult that it's a set up for failure. It's plausible, after all, it was proven that all the GM and Chrysler dealerships that were owned by registered republicans were out of business after BHO weaseled his way into office.


I am not a tin foil person but I believe you are correct, look at the recent IRS scandal, the powers were unable to railroad through the various bans on a National level so they will take what they can get and closing dealers is a start. If a dealer is faced with big fine/jail threats or walk away it is likely they will walk away.


Same thing happened to Yeager's in Bellingham a few years ago.
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Posted: 7/4/2013 7:41:25 PM
This will have a small chain effect in the area. Kesselring's was a distributor for a couple brands. Some of the smaller shops that buy from them will be hurt too.
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:01:57 PM
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Originally Posted By Unicorn:
This will have a small chain effect in the area. Kesselring's was a distributor for a couple brands. Some of the smaller shops that buy from them will be hurt too.


Skagit Arms has lost two competitors within 10 miles. Cabelas, meh, I went into a Cabelas that was not busy and they made me draw a number from a DMV type ticket machine before they would wait on me
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Posted: 7/6/2013 1:30:36 PM
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What a goddamned shame.

These guys used to have Romy SKSs and used 870 Police shotguns by the barrel (literally) as well as an odd mix of consignment guns, one-offs and so on.

They were never efficient and would frequently lose things, spares meant to go with a gun, etc.

Not a black gun mecca but a good place to buy ammo, black hills stuff, etc.

I mourn these old-time gunshops where you never quite knew what you would find, and it was always worth an hour or so when I was in the area.

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Posted: 7/6/2013 8:23:36 PM
Sorry to hear this, I have a set of Kesslering Mounts, they once made them by hand, in their machine shop, cool place.
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Posted: 7/7/2013 3:27:09 AM
Never been there, but hate to hear it when a gun shop closes..... like we're loosing the war.....

The don't list much on their website....all fancy stuff....high priced items.
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