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Posted: 10/19/2004 12:31:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 6:51:38 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
I have an offer to buy a FAL of theirs.....
should I jump at it?

I'm not taking tha FAL offer YET - next month I will. you've all been warned.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:33:14 PM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:35:17 PM EDT
They built an FAL for me from a Chilean parts kit I had. They did an outstanding job. That's my only dealing with them.....
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:35:46 PM EDT
Not yeah, but hell yeah buy it.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:36:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:37:09 PM EDT
Excellent quality.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:37:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 2:20:32 PM EDT by BB]
Yep. Mark makes nice FALs. Does a pretty darn good job on a working mans P35 too.

He is a little on the PITA side. I had an experience with him that definately did not instill confidence.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:38:06 PM EDT
Very good FAL builders from what I hear. They have a good reputation.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:13:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Yes.



I agree.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:16:47 PM EDT
They are the experts at FAL builds/mods/conversions.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:42:19 PM EDT
I have one of their FALs...EXTREMELY nice
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:53:40 PM EDT
Like asking a drug addict if he wants some high quality "Columbian".......


Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:54:45 PM EDT
mark is a stand up guy.


J
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 2:12:14 PM EDT
Only one bad experience with them ... sent a P226 for their Advanced Tactical package and the gun came back misfiring all the time (w/factory ammo). Still have to get it fixed.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 2:15:29 PM EDT
T. Mark Graham is an outstanding builder of FAL's, and HK products. 2 of my rifles are visible on his examples of FAL builds

For FAL work, Mark is, IMHO and that of many others, the fricken Man.

His nom de guerre is Gunplumber on the different gunboards. He is a feisty and cranky sucker, but he is that way cuz' he is NO NONSENSE. Last time I talked to him he was thinking up ways to do all the flash hider upgrades to the mass of ppl wanting them once the ban ends.


My highest reccommendation for smith' work on any weapon.

Dram"luvmyFALs"borleg

Out
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:56:55 PM EDT
T.Mark Graham is an egotistical, condecending asshole who happens to make rather nice FAL's and HK's, plus modifies Glocks as well. Anyone disagree?

AB
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:24:28 PM EDT
I couldn't afford him, so I got his book. FAL runs great.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:28:03 PM EDT
I've heard great things about there AK work.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:34:40 PM EDT
I have one of his rifles, and it kicks ass. I had some issues with the FCG which he rectified with no issues at no cost.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:38:13 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:49:49 PM EDT
Mark is a great guy - had the honor of first buying one of his FEW AK74s he made years ago (my wife's favorite - a beautiful work of art, with American Walnut furniture, and the Metacol 3 finish) and then months later when visiting my best friend in Phoenix we linked up, went shooting (he has a great collection of Class 3 goodies), met his daughter (she's going to make some man very sorry some day), and shot the shit while drinking beer, eating wings, and ogling hot women at Hooters for a while.

He is definately a no-bullshit guy - tells it like it is, regardless of if you want to hear it or not. Know what? I like that - wish more people were that way.

He also is THE BEST when it comes to building FALs.

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:43:21 PM EDT



If it dosen't work out. You can check with Derek of AZEX ARMS. He's located in the AR15.COM Industry Forum.


Derek does great work.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:56:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:30:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By azexarms:
Yeah, and he'll fuck your girlfriend behind your back. Lie in your face about it to keep you on as an employee.

Years later he'll suck up to your ex-wife (also a slutty hottie) and when you get in his face about it he'll run to the Court for an Order or Protection. (NO SHIT)

D.
AZEX



Seems like that happens alot in the gun industry..Just ask Gene Gilbert of Gene's Custom Ammo.. Another one to watch your wife/girlfriend around...
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:54:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 4:58:16 AM EDT by BB]

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
He also is THE BEST when it comes to building FALs.




I disagree with this statement. Mark does good work, but the best? I don't think so. He definately COULD NOT accomplish what George Gouger could accomplish for me with my FAL. Told me flat out it was impossible; George said no problem and got it done.


Originally Posted By albob:
T.Mark Graham is an egotistical, condecending asshole who happens to make rather nice FAL's and HK's, plus modifies Glocks as well. Anyone disagree?

AB



True statement. I will also add that his Browning P35s are fantastic.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:59:58 AM EDT
Another great Arizona FAL gunsmith worthy of mention is Rich Saunders from Century Gun Works.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:08:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By azexarms:
Yeah, and he'll fuck your girlfriend behind your back. Lie in your face about it to keep you on as an employee.

Years later he'll suck up to your ex-wife (also a slutty hottie) and when you get in his face about it he'll run to the Court for an Order or Protection. (NO SHIT)

D.
AZEX



And get someone else to confront you, then cry like a bitch about how afraid he is of someone smaller than he is, and get some paper protection even though he's supposedly an ex-ranger.

Good rifles.
Mark is just a POS.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:39:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Another great Arizona FAL gunsmith worthy of mention is Rich Saunders from Century Gun Works.



+1 for CGW - have an STG58 kit he built on a Coonan receiver - the rifle is flat out awesome!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:46:01 AM EDT
Stop! You had me at "slutty hottie".

All this controversy does is make his guns more valuable.

You AZ guys are friggin' nuts - just keep making good black rifles.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:46:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sonofbp:

Originally Posted By azexarms:
Yeah, and he'll fuck your girlfriend behind your back. Lie in your face about it to keep you on as an employee.

Years later he'll suck up to your ex-wife (also a slutty hottie) and when you get in his face about it he'll run to the Court for an Order or Protection. (NO SHIT)

D.
AZEX



And get someone else to confront you, then cry like a bitch about how afraid he is of someone smaller than he is, and get some paper protection even though he's supposedly an ex-ranger.

Good rifles.
Mark is just a POS.



Anybody ever confirm his "Ex-Ranger" status? Be pretty easy.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:48:51 PM EDT
I can confirm he did serve in the Rangers. I've seen his DD-214, pics of him in his unit, etc.

Didn't know about this other crap with Derek. Never got into that.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:59:18 PM EDT
He's good, real good, his books and videos have taught thousands. Taught me.
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