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Old 06-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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are they still around and are their offerings a good deal. I tried to call earlier but my phone has crappy signal where I am for the day.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:36 AM
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are they still around?
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their offerings a good deal?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:42 AM
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I know Ed personally..great rifles he puts out...but, for the $$ you can buy 4-5 cmp rifles
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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Really nice looking rifles, but I think that "wooden case" that the rifles come packed in is way overpriced.....
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:29 AM
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I like them because you can get things not seen on their web site like a G-43, or 1911A1
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:54 AM
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Grossly overpriced and you will end up selling them for half or less. Very poor resale value. For the same Miltech M1903 price, you can get at least two excellent quality M1903A3s and two decent M1903s. A total waste of money IMHO. Miltech sells you a "pretty" rifle with little or no collector value.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:19 PM
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Grossly overpriced and you will end up selling them for half or less. Very poor resale value. For the same Miltech M1903 price, you can get at least two excellent quality M1903A3s and two decent M1903s. A total waste of money IMHO. Miltech sells you a "pretty" rifle with little or no collector value.
That is very true. No collector value and probably hard to get your money back. I would not buy a garand from Miltech since the CMP special is the same thing for a lot less, just no pine box. I like to use them for hard to find weapons they do sell but not advertise, like the G43 or 1911A1. DId use them to bring a CMP Surplus grade non shootable 1917 back to life. Totally happy with it, and no plans to sell it. I have decided I will hand down my Miltech guns to my kin upon death and sell my CMP guns to pay for the nursing home.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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In my opinion their M1s and Carbines were never a good deal. You can obtain a CMP M1 Special for far less money, it will be every bit as good as a MILTECH and any decent carpenter can build you a nice pine crate for your CMP rifle.

http://www.miltecharms.com/rifles.htm

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:33 PM
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I agree with Milsurp. Yes and a definate NO! IMHO they are never a good deal. Their M1 product is really a terrible product. Repro all the way with all the repro Chicom part and fit problems.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:19 AM
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I haven't heard the reproduction parts opinion, either, but I admit I have never used them for obvious reasons. Even if they do use GI parts (I believe they use [at least for the M1903] commercial barrels), they are a poor investment and I strongly recommend avoiding them.
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