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Posted: 11/29/2007 3:31:41 PM EDT
I am liking their Laminated M44 Carbines. They look like they are good quality. I want to get my father a christmas present and I think he will like one of them. How is the shipping costs from them? Are the rifles graded accurately? Are they nice people to deal with? TIA!!

~ISherman
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 3:37:58 PM EDT
My only experience with them was several years ago, I placed an order for a case of 7.62x39. After two weeks of waiting for for shipment, I called back and they told me that they didn't have any in stock.

They didn't tell me this when I ordered.

Thats the last time I called.


Link Posted: 11/29/2007 3:38:57 PM EDT
I haven't got my C&R yet, so I haven't dealt with them, but from what I've heard from here and the CMP forum, they are very accurate with their descriptions, and have good customer service. If they have any K98's left when I receive my C&R I'm getting one.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 3:40:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 6:49:17 PM EDT
I have bought accessories from Classic Arms, and I would have no problem buying anything from them in the future. They're shipping rates were about actual cost (on my order)- they ship UPS. Good folks to deal with!
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 7:24:56 PM EDT
Nothing but luck with them in 8 or so orders.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:12:49 PM EDT
I bought my K98 from them. It was as described, shipping was fast, and they didn't charge much for the shipping.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:14:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kypt:
I bought my K98 from them. It was as described, shipping was fast, and they didn't charge much for the shipping.


+1. I got a really nice K98 from them.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 8:39:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Southernman077:

Originally Posted By kypt:
I bought my K98 from them. It was as described, shipping was fast, and they didn't charge much for the shipping.


+1. I got a really nice K98 from them.


+2 i also got a great k98. shipping was quick and cheap, i say go for it
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 9:07:24 PM EDT
Ben and his wife are great people to deal with. Got around 8-10 rifles and loads of ammo from them over the years. They're VERY close to me. Next state over, a little over 8 hours away. The last rifle I ordered was here the next day. $12 shipping for me!!!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:36:31 AM EDT
I have bought numerous things from Ben, K98, K31, M95, lots of ammo. I have never been disappointed. Great business!!!!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:44:31 AM EDT
Best people I've dealt with so far.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 4:55:45 PM EDT
While we're on the subject, does classic have a e-mail address??? Might come in handy in the future.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 5:30:03 PM EDT

Great business. Perfect transaction.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:39:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By jnk556:
While we're on the subject, does classic have a e-mail address??? Might come in handy in the future.
They have no email address.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 9:43:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PVFD304:
My only experience with them was several years ago, I placed an order for a case of 7.62x39. After two weeks of waiting for for shipment, I called back and they told me that they didn't have any in stock.

They didn't tell me this when I ordered.

Thats the last time I called.




Yours is the first complaint I have ever heard about Classic. I have never had any dealings with them. They have a very good reputation.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 12:54:40 PM EDT
Oh well, I'll just have to call them if I need them. You'd think they'd have a e-mail, they could handle alot more stuff, without the phone hastle.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:04:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jnk556:
Oh well, I'll just have to call them if I need them. You'd think they'd have a e-mail, they could handle alot more stuff, without the phone hastle.


I spoke to them about this. When they listed an email address, they were inundated with email and couldn't keep up with it. This led to perceptions of bad service, etc., so they decided to just stick with telephone.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:28:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dr_Rockzo:

Originally Posted By Southernman077:

Originally Posted By kypt:
I bought my K98 from them. It was as described, shipping was fast, and they didn't charge much for the shipping.


+1. I got a really nice K98 from them.


+2 i also got a great k98. shipping was quick and cheap, i say go for it



+3 got a great k98 and 2 excellent k31 from them, shipping was average and they ship very fast
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:32:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 11:51:21 AM EDT
I have bought 4 rifles from them. They are my favorite place to order C&R from, just ahead of AIM Surplus.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 11:57:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 7:48:15 PM EDT by jrkarp]
I didn't have such a great experience with them.

I ordered a K98 and there was a large repair in the wood that was not in the advertised description. I called to speak to Ben about it and I offered to email him pictures, but he wasn't interested in seeing them (which I give him credit for - he said he trusted me) and offered a $30 credit towards a future order.

I decided to order another K98 and used the credit. This one came with the swats pinged out, which again was not in the description. I sent it back (and lost the credit, BTW).

I ordered one from AIM and got a beautiful one with laminated wood, cupped buttplate, and a ton of markings.

I'm sure my experience is not typical, because so many others love Classic, but I probably won't order from there again.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:27:09 PM EDT
I ordered three rifles from them and all came as described. Shipping was two days to Pennsylvania and everything came through fine. I would definitely order from them again (especially if it was an M44)
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 5:32:15 PM EDT
I purchased a NIB SKS that wouldn't shoot straight, they swapped it out no problems.
Another time a K31 was purchased and paid extra for the "hand select" and it had a bent bolt. For me the jury is still out.
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