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    gibbs o3a4

    just wondering if anybody got one of these,if so, is it any good.



    not really looking for opinions for those who haven't seen one.
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    they are recovered drill rifle receivers as well, suprised they dont say so.
    price is fair, for a fake.

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    A fake is a replica that is being put forth as original.
    Since these are deliberately marked in ways to distinguish
    them from original then they can not be called "fake"
    without adding IMO in front of the word fake.

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    we can agree, i use the work fake with care, however,
    the big issue, is that they are using recovered drill rifle receivers without telling you so.
    that in itself is fruad, if at least just poor bus.
    so in the worst case, they are missleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckindenver View Post
    we can agree, i use the work fake with care, however,
    the big issue, is that they are using recovered drill rifle receivers without telling you so.
    that in itself is fruad, if at least just poor bus.
    so in the worst case, they are missleading.
    agreed, hopefully they reheated them correctly or atleast used the better or the DP rifles

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    "the big issue, is that they are using recovered drill rifle receivers without telling you so.
    that in itself is fruad, if at least just poor bus.
    so in the worst case, they are missleading."



    Agreed.

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    Gibbs is kinda going out on a limb using reclaimed receivers.If one let go for any reason,The lawyers will have a field day with them.

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    but, the price they are selling them at, is fair, they should just admit to the drill rifle..and be done with it.
    id buy a repro scope, base, rings ect, for the right price...for a replica.

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    Gibbs had a PILE of 03A3 bolts for sale. Stopped selling and is using them for this dubious 03A4 project. Would someone (anyone) tell where all of these Drill Rilfes are coming from??? They were legally deactived and are now showing up a working rifles. I assume Gibbs has run all of this by ATF, correct? Good question, who is their insurance carrier?

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    unless they build em from scratch, the ATF doesnt apply, as long as he follows the firearms laws per state, ship to an FFL or C&R. ect.
    the CMPicon sold a large lot to one company more then 1000 barreled receivers.
    and they picked them up to save shipping.
    not real sure of the whole deal, but that is what i heard,
    the CMP really didnt want to mess with them as i was told.
    they still have some for ROTC, school use, and parts.
    i notice after surfing they web site of Gibbs, they offer receovered drill rifle receivers as well as complete drill rifles for a little under 300.00
    i have no issue with what they are doing other then stepping around what they really are.
    im sure they would care less if someone called them on the DP thing.

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