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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by speeddemon94, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    So I just thought I would update everyone on my interaction with these guys today.

    I have called distributors and dealers, but no one answers the calls, nor do they return emails. On a whim, I decided to call the factory, and got someone. They are currently only taking orders from LE and MIL, and only for departmental weapons. Guys are calling from Afghanistan, knowing what's going on and they are having to turn them away.

    I was told that hope fully in 6-8 months they may be able to start taking some orders from distributors, and maybe even some special orders. They aren't even taking back-orders on anything from distributors right now. She was a really nice gal, and very apologetic that she could not hook up a recently retired vet, she said we deserve them more than anyone.

    I guess its hard to compete with that government cash. So if this is any indicator, looks like most everything is being bought up by the government, and they are the ones causing the shortages. Price us right out of the market. And I really wonder where they are putting all these weapons they are ordering, GI's are over there running around with JUNK. I've seen old 1st gen M16 A2's in theater, with so much slop between the upper and lower that the poor soldier couldn't hope for a 3 inch group at 25 meters.

    Too bad, guess I'll look for that 300BLK next year. But glad she was honest and friendly.
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    noveske is small company, even bigger companies have hard time keeping up.

    r.i.p john noveske.
     
  3. tfbit

    tfbit Eugene, OR Active Member

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    They also have a pretty liberal policy concerning female nudity in the office. :)
     
  4. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I'm waiting for 10.5 and 14.5 upper from them, looks like it will be awhile, maybe my paperwork will be back by the time the 10.5 is available again,
     
  5. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Just got my Noveske 10.5 Pistol upper put together last night. Turned out sweet!
     
  6. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    So if they are only selling to LE and MIL and not civilians. The question is do we continue to support them?

    If they won't support civilians who will, we know the government won't.
     
  8. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    You know, I bet it's not that simple. It would be very interesting to see the books of some of these manufacturers. I wonder how soon, before or after Sandy Hook, did the big government orders come in effectively locking the public out of the market. The sudden total lack of EBRs was "sudden". It almost seemed impossible for the supply to dry up so quickly. I just don't know any more.

    But I would hate to have any financial hurt come to John's family just because a government order came in and backed them up so badly, preventing them from servicing the public. The gal I talked to sounded like she genuinely wished she could do business.
     
  9. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    I have bought parts within the last two weeks. I pretty much have ordered all of the parts for the complete NSR upper within the last month and a half. I know they are still selling parts, and I have seen on their facebook page sale offers of limited supplies uppers that they have done in the last two weeks. I had to check their website multiple times a day to get the parts but it worked out. I know facebook sucks for most stuff but Noveske has been posting these Limited quantities uppers on their page.
     
  10. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    In the last several years the military has really cracked down on firearms manufacturer's if they don't meet deadlines. They are probably full steam ahead in order to not get fined for being late. It's not a matter of ONLY supporting the federal government, more likely fulfilling your obligations.
     
  11. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    And what's wrong with that? :thumbup:
     
  12. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Slightly off subject, but does anyone know why Noveske quit offering N6 models (7.62 Nato) a couple of years ago? By the time I could afford one they were nonexistent.
     
  13. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    If I had to guess, the 300BLK makes more sense from the MFG standpoint. Same receiver, same bolt, same everything, just a different barrel, and you still get the .30 cal.
     
  14. RyanB

    RyanB Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Government rated orders get first priority. I'm sure they are probably at full capacity and taking back orders would be pointless at this point.
     
  15. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You are probably right, but 300BLK isn't all that common and I don't reload (Ammo that is)
     
  16. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I will continue to support Noveske, they are a good Oregon company. It's not like they are all down their getting rich, lining their pockets with government funds. They are working folk who just lost their strong and confident leader and friend. Least I can do is cut them some slack, let them get back on their feet and then reward a good Oregon company with my hard earned dollars.
     
  17. tfbit

    tfbit Eugene, OR Active Member

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    If someone over in the sandbox wanted a Noveske I would be happy to let them take cuts in front of me. Stateside military, ehhh maybe. Law enforcement should just get in line like everyone else.
     
  18. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I agree with that...They just likely got caught between a rock and a hard place. My OP was mainly just to let everyone know where they were at the moment, not to imply a boycott. I was born in 1976 too, in that little valley down there. Noveske is not up to anything crooked.