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Link Posted: 5/25/2022 5:51:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/25/2022 5:55:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coltfan3000:  Mike,

The samples you just received look really good. What is the next step in the prcess?
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He teases us for 8.7 months.  Almost ready.  Just tweaking things.  Getting the website ready.  Be ready for pre orders in 87 days...  
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 7:24:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/25/2022 7:43:26 PM EDT
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Mike

I am glad you are taking your time to get good parts as you say.
You want to make a good product! That is good enough for me.

Alot of us are happy you are making the effort!
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 7:59:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Sorry, I want good parts not fast parts.
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We agree with this statement
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 8:25:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
We are working on both, but the receivers will probably be finished first.

I have barrels and components, but we need to get the new CNC fixtures installed and zeroed out.

We’ll also have polymer CAR stock assemblies with gray 2 position buffer tubes and CAR lock rings.
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Awesome
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 9:57:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Sorry, I want good parts not fast parts.
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You can have quality.

You can have it cheap.

You can have it quick.

Pick two.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 5:25:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Sorry, I want good parts not fast parts.
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Mike, like the majority here, I’m glad that you took on this massive project since you are known for quality and I’m glad that you’re focusing on lower receivers first.  Also, through my own experiences in life, there is always that 10% that will always bitch about the beer, but never bring anything to the party.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 10:31:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Got in my first batch of barrels. These are 1/7, rifle extension. The 1/12's are coming also.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/91277/barrel_1-2378922.jpg
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Wish you'd have gone with 1:8, but that's just me.
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 10:36:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Sorry, I want good parts not fast parts.
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As a owner of many of your AK receivers I can't wait.
Link Posted: 6/2/2022 7:45:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
There's a lot of things that still need to come together.

Maybe June, but I've been wrong before.
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Hey Mike,

Given all the bullshit being thrown around by the President and House, do you still think we could see the first M16A1 receivers this month?

Link Posted: 6/2/2022 8:02:26 PM EDT
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You beat me do it. I was going to ask Mike the same thing.
Politicans always screw things up for the lawabiding gun owner.
It never fails.
Link Posted: 6/2/2022 9:07:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/3/2022 6:52:30 AM EDT
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I wouldn't worry.  The AR15 is "in common use" per SCOTUS and therefore protected by the 2nd.  Mags...features.  Maybe dangerous flash hiders and stuff will be back on the verboten list ca. 1994 but that's not going to help in the mid-terms this fall
Link Posted: 6/4/2022 10:40:32 AM EDT
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I wonder if any of the politicians calling for gun bans and such has considered what these bans would do to the unemployment numbers?

Doc
Link Posted: 6/4/2022 11:04:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DocMike:
I wonder if any of the politicians calling for gun bans and such has considered what these bans would do to the unemployment numbers?

Doc
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Like 99% of them would even care. When have politicians thought that far ahead?
Link Posted: 6/6/2022 7:14:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
I would think we’d get them back before the end of the month.
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Following this thread with interest. Hopefully the entire Nodak-Spud line lives on.
Link Posted: 6/8/2022 7:12:09 PM EDT
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Hi Mike,

Are GX5857 marked lowers still planned and if so is there a projected release?
Link Posted: 6/8/2022 8:31:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/8/2022 11:52:32 PM EDT
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Appreciate the reply.

Looking forward to it!
Link Posted: 6/14/2022 11:43:14 AM EDT
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Mike

Do you have any progress update for us this week?  Also,
have you been able to iron out the pricing structure for your
line of retro receivers and parts as of yet?

Thank You
Link Posted: 6/14/2022 12:23:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coltfan3000:  Mike

Do you have any progress update for us this week?  Also,
have you been able to iron out the pricing structure for your
line of retro receivers and parts as of yet?

Thank You
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There's an arm list, and a leg list.  Depending on how bad inflation gets, there may be a kidney list.
Link Posted: 6/14/2022 12:38:16 PM EDT
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Yeah, I hear ya. I filled up my truck this morning. Complete fill up was $100 bucks! I am not going to buy an electric car like the dems want either. I will buy a donkey first and name it, Brandin!
Link Posted: 6/14/2022 12:39:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DocMike:
I wonder if any of the politicians calling for gun bans and such has considered what these bans would do to the unemployment numbers?

Doc
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They killed the keystone pipeline and are in the process of killing the entire energy industry along with most of the automotive industry as well. You think they care about some gun companies?
Link Posted: 6/15/2022 2:55:09 PM EDT
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@mike_nds


This one has the box and may be unfired.

Attachment Attached File


Link Posted: 6/15/2022 6:32:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/15/2022 9:25:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Are you a wizard? I was just looking at Mauser sporters on gunbroker.

What caliber?
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This is a .30-06.
Previous is a .270 and is on Gunbroker.

I have been buying and selling Mauser of all types for a decade.  These are the first two H&R rifles I have owned.  (Still looking for an FN version.)
Did pick up a complete action (Zastava/H&R) awhile back that someone was going to build into something else.

Tangent:  Bought an Interarms Mk X barreled action online.  No mention of factory box until it was delivered in it with label stuck to box.
Actually a very early Whitworth, marked on barrel instead of action.  First I have seen.

You do know that Zastava still has the tooling to make commercial 98s......
Link Posted: 6/16/2022 2:33:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:
@mike_nds


This one has the box and may be unfired.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/119347/20220615_140418_jpg-2419215.JPG

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Very nice.  My H&R 340 is in .308 Win.


CD
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 6:43:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/17/2022 12:01:37 PM EDT
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There is no need to worry about our beloved Second Amendment. We just concluded a "Convention of the States" in which 34 states participated. Every one of the Amendments were amended to make our brand new Constitution ironclad and non-violatable in today's modern digital world. You can also expect to see the Federal government reduced to 1/10th it's current size and the whole of DC dismantled with the remaining individual departments dispersed throughout the states. For example, the Treasury Department will be in Reno. The Defense Deprtment in Nevada or Arizona and the New Whitehouse in Texas.

Desmo
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 12:38:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Desmoducky:
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There is no need to worry about our beloved Second Amendment. We just concluded a "Convention of the States" in which 34 states participated. Every one of the Amendments were amended to make our brand new Constitution ironclad and non-violatable in today's modern digital world. You can also expect to see the Federal government reduced to 1/10th it's current size and the whole of DC dismantled with the remaining individual departments dispersed throughout the states. For example, the Treasury Department will be in Reno. The Defense Deprtment in Nevada or Arizona and the New Whitehouse in Texas.

Desmo
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I think you're in the wrong thread Friendo
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 3:14:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ALASKANFIRE:

I think you're in the wrong thread Friendo
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Yes, but I want what he's smokin.
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 5:04:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:


It's on my to do list.

Might take a few years.
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Magnum length actions?
Link Posted: 6/17/2022 6:45:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Magnum length actions?
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Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Originally Posted By mike_nds:


It's on my to do list.

Might take a few years.
Magnum length actions?

If sourced from Zastava, I dont beleive they ever made magnum actions.

And that market is a tiny part of a small niche.
Link Posted: 6/18/2022 5:28:34 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2022 9:59:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:


"IF" we ever do Mauser's I wouldn't do Magnums.
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A girl can dream.
Link Posted: 6/18/2022 10:12:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:


“IF” we ever do Mauser’s I wouldn’t do Magnums.
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:

If sourced from Zastava, I dont beleive they ever made magnum actions.

And that market is a tiny part of a small niche.


“IF” we ever do Mauser’s I wouldn’t do Magnums.




(cough)6.5x55 in a mannlicher stock (cough, cough)
Link Posted: 6/18/2022 3:07:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:


“IF” we ever do Mauser’s I wouldn’t do Magnums.
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:

If sourced from Zastava, I dont beleive they ever made magnum actions.

And that market is a tiny part of a small niche.


“IF” we ever do Mauser’s I wouldn’t do Magnums.

I guess we’ll just have to live with 03A3s then.
Link Posted: 6/18/2022 8:18:20 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2022 8:19:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2022 8:41:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:


Why would we copy a copy
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Originally Posted By Sputnik556:

I guess we’ll just have to live with 03A3s then.


Why would we copy a copy

Because you want all of my money.
Link Posted: 6/18/2022 9:27:16 PM EDT
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Hey, I sent an email over about this - has there been any thought towards providing lowers with stampings on the forward magwell/other minimally obtrusive markings for home-cloners/laser etchers/and the like? Especially now that 80%s are effectively done (not that I ever had access).

Perhaps 100% lowers left in the white? I've seen a few companies offer that.

Can't wait to get my hands on another A1 profile lower!
Link Posted: 6/19/2022 10:07:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/19/2022 11:34:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By HipSh0T:


I remember when DPMS LPK's were the go-to for AR15 home builds.
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I built a LOT of lowers with DPMS LPKs. I’m kind of bummed I only have one DPMS lower.
Link Posted: 6/19/2022 12:55:24 PM EDT
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Oh, yeah, definitely - and I'll be buying one of your H&R marked lowers ASAP. I'm just in the market for a receiver for a RO633 which, as you may have guessed, requires quite a bit of custom marking work.

Anyway, I appreciate the reply! Thank you.
Link Posted: 6/19/2022 1:10:19 PM EDT
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I cant wait for new uppers maaaaaaan i check this thread every day.
Link Posted: 6/19/2022 10:17:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By A1Oni:
I cant wait for new uppers maaaaaaan i check this thread every day.
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ECHO THAT!! I, too, check this thread, but SEVERAL times a day. I desperately need a matte black A1-profile upper, preferably plain-Jane, NDS-stamped, to complete a long-planned project. HOW IS IT that these have been virtual unobtainium for so long??
Link Posted: 6/20/2022 12:58:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/20/2022 2:13:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:



Because we (NDS) stopped production in Dec.

And my new crew in SC is just now able to turn their attention to producing my uppers.
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AH! I know that NDS ceased production, but I was under the impression that there were a number of in-the-white uppers left over from a run at NDS before the sale of that company, that needed only to be anodized (perhaps I was misinformed) then offered up for sale. In any event, there is a great, pent-up demand out there for grey AND black A1 uppers, as you know. But, I'll keep checking here with great anticipation, as I have been, for their release. My point is.....was NDS the ONLY company producing these in quantity before the sale?

BTW, THANKS be to you, AND your team, for ALL that you are doing!
Link Posted: 6/20/2022 2:20:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:



Because we (NDS) stopped production in Dec.

And my new crew in SC is just now able to turn their attention to producing my uppers.
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Originally Posted By kabanchik:


ECHO THAT!! I, too, check this thread, but SEVERAL times a day. I desperately need a matte black A1-profile upper, preferably plain-Jane, NDS-stamped, to complete a long-planned project. HOW IS IT that these have been virtual unobtainium for so long??



Because we (NDS) stopped production in Dec.

And my new crew in SC is just now able to turn their attention to producing my uppers.


I'm pretty confident the wait will be worth it.
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