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Posted: 8/17/2005 3:49:11 PM EDT
Looking to put together a Polish Underfolder and would like to work with some people who are familiar with the procedure.

Hope to hear from some people
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:00:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 10:54:26 AM EDT by I-M-A-WMD]
I believe there's an outfit out of Bozeman called Elk River Tool & Die. If I recall correctly he was affiliated/schooled(?) by Global ARSENAL out of Texas. I found out by an ad in the Shotgun News. Don't have any feedback for him though.

I had a flier I picked up at the Bozeman fun show this spring from the guy, I'll see if I can find it and post his contact info. I struck out w/ Google.


Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:43:00 PM EDT
I would appreciate the info, I used to live in Bozeman, but am not familiar with that company. I am going to get the build videos and proceed to learn what I need to do.

I hear armory usa's type 2 receiver is a good one to use with the polish rifles.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 11:45:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 11:45:54 AM EDT by Chtmg]
I have used both the Armory 1mm and the 1.6mm and for a first time build I would recommend the 1mm. There is no modification to the trunnions needed with the 1mm. I just finished a Romy kit with a Polish underfolder stock and it turned out pretty good.

Reltor, sent you an IM
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:43:48 PM EDT
Sorry for the delay, I keep forgetting to look at home for the flyer.

Writing a note here at work so maybe I'll remember tonight!


Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:51:58 AM EDT
Elk River Tool & Die, Inc.
Hector E. Bennett
"Class II Manufacturer - AK Specialist"
(406) 585-0099
102 Sheridan Ave. Bozeman, MT 59718

Per the flyer, They have been "trained by Arsenal USA of Houston TX." The flyer goes on to state that they "Trained on the special tooling and sophisticated assembly press that was purchased from them"[Arsenal].

[NOTE: There are two "Arsenals, the one from Texas and Arsenal INC out of Nevada. I have owned a couple of Arsenal INC products and find them to be top notch. I have no experience w/ Arsenal of Texas, but also can not recall reading anything negative about that particular outfit.]

FURTHER, I have not used this shop's services. Therefore, this is not a recommendation or endorsement for others to utilize this shop's services. You asked for information and that's all I'm obliging you with. As with any firearms builders or gunsmithing services- check the source out thoroughly before committing your parts/kits & cash. If you don't like something about the situation, shop or staff don't hesitate to decline any services/charges. Ask for examples of work completed, if he has any past satisfied customers who would vouch for his work, a tour of the shop(?) etc. (That's if you plan on having any work performed RELTOR. To me it sounded like you were going to do it yourself and just may need technical advise?)

If you're new to AKs in general, visit the AK forum on this fine site. (RELTOR or anyone in general) There's a lot of good information and in the past I've heard some hellish stories of self proclaimed "AK experts" that were nothing more than that, a SELF proclaimed expert that either performed horrible work &/or resulted in the loss of customer's kits, parts, guns or money.

Additional Info: I had met Hector at a gun show in MT. back in 99' or 2000 IIRC. Since then I have seen him milling around several other shows. At the gun show this year in Bozeman, he had a table there and he and I recognized each other and struck up a conversation based on his ad in the Shotgun News. (Where I first became aware of his shop) During the several minutes that we spoke, numerous folks approached him and called him by name. IIRC, one/some congratulated him on a new baby. These people varied from your typical middle aged men to old time cowboys. Having met Hector years ago and seeing that many recognized him, it eased my mind a bit knowing that it would seem he wasn't a "fly by night" fellow who flew the coup from another state to set up shop in Montana. You may want to ask him about his back ground and see if my intuition is correct. Needless to say, I have some hopes that there would be an AK source here in Montana for modifications, builds & parts. But due to location I have not been able to personally visit his shop and witness his works. Perhaps someone will come along w/ more information or be able to check it out for a review here???

If you do check the shop out, let him/them know where you heard about it from. Plug kudos to AR15.COM.

Take care,

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:53:58 PM EDT
I am going to look into it
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