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Old 03-06-2018, 04:40 PM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
 
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Default Bill Riccia still has nice quality original items!

Hi All,

I ordered a few items to compete standard issue equipment for my WW-1 & WW-2 Springfield's. Bill was a pleasure to talk to. He processed my order, it was boxed & shipped with in a week!

He is a national treasure!

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Old 03-06-2018, 05:06 PM
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Have dealt with Bill both thru his website & in person at nearby "fun" shows. He is a gentleman through & through.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:00 PM
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Bill is very easy to deal with, a true gentleman who talks to you like he has known you forever.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 AM
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I have bought from Bill for years, not real recently, last time he couldn't take CCs. Did he get that taken care of?
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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I have bought from Bill for years, not real recently, last time he couldn't take CCs. Did he get that taken care of?
Hi Nodak71,

No he has not been able to get the CC problem resolved.
It appears (to me & I may be in error) that he does not do enough sales to get the better (lower) transaction rate per card use- open to big company's.

For what ever reason, he has not updated the site to reflect this change in business. I'm sure this results in lots of extra calls to him. Like the other posters mentioned he is SUPER guy to deal with! He has to be pushing 80 years old!

He sent me along with some other items a original nickle oiler for my 1903 that must be over 100+ years old in perfect shape.

Enjoy life,
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:59 AM
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Ok I wondered about that, you might be correct about not enough business for some of these CC outfits. I first bought from Bill back in the early 90s when he would advertise in Shotgun News, got a bunch of the 03 oilers, 03 sight covers, etc. Still have some of those. Good guy to deal with and has all GI stuff but is out of much that he used to have.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:10 AM
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Hi Sir,

WW-2 has been over for 73 years now! Parts are used up! I have a A 4 sniper bolt in my
SC - 03 A3- just realized it last year! Bought the whole rifle for $175, the bolt by itself is going for more!

I use to live near Numrick/ Gun Parts in NYS we would go over there from time to time. I picked up a few original 1911 grips in the wrap for 15 cents a set!
I discovered the same set is now selling for $20+!
Collectors or people like us will have no problem spending money on what they think they MUST have! LOL
A few years ago, I could not consider buying that nickle oiler for what I did!

Enjoy each day,
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:10 AM
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unlike the other posters , i stopped dealing with him when he was in NJ - found him to be very dishonorable business man -
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:26 AM
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Found him to be very reputable.
Too many good folks like his style for it to be any other way.

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Old 03-25-2018, 05:48 PM
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Hi schutzen-jager,

I'm sorry you had a problem with him.
Sadly the Law of Averages state-we can't please all the people all the time.

Good luck with all your projects,
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