Due to the manufacturing tolerances and or possible wear of mating parts and or possible internal changes over the production run of the firearm, sometimes a replacement part may appear to fit, but it may not function properly without fitting by a competent gunsmith.
Therefore, all parts are sold with the understanding that they Will Be Fitted and Safety Checked after installation by a COMPETENT, QUALIFIED gunsmith.
Also, you may encounter an old style part that has been replaced by a new style part, it could just be made differently to simplify the machining process. In these cases the part may not look exactly the same, but should fit & function.
We occasionally get product back saying it does not fit or function.
We can not in the space available here, give a complete gunsmithing course.
% of our product is sold to gunsmiths or distributors. It should go without saying
that just because you replace the extractor & it still does not function, then maybe the chamber has a problem. You would be amazed at the number of
"gunsmiths" who can not distinguish the difference between the function of an
extractor & an ejector.
One thing we do not understand, is that occasionally when a gunsmith calls & wants an obsolete part, many times they will say that if they had to make it themselves, that it would be to expensive for the customer. To us that either means that we are working WAY too cheap, or this particular gunsmith does not have the ability to make it, & is just saying that to save face. We are also well aware that in any trade that there are many grades of craftsmen.
A gunsmith without reference books is like a house without windows.
If you install one of our magazines and it does not feed, maybe you should check the ammo (factory length), magazine latch, or if a Winchester 100, for bent rails before jumping to the conclusion that the magazine is at fault & then altering the magazine, & then trying to hide the alteration, and send it back with a complaint. Our magazines are made on original factory tooling and are made in runs of 1000 to 6000 at a time, and are more than randomly function checked while in the manufacturing process.
We are trying to add to this website as time permits, under (Additional Information) as many
illustrated full size CAD drawings of some of the parts that the average gunsmith may not
see often enough to identify the different versions.
We will replace a part that is not heat-treated
properly, but only if it has not been abused.
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Last Modified 01-20-08