Who remembers the "D-Max"?

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  1. rdb241

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    This little carbine is a rare puppy. They were manufactured in Auburn Washington, I think, a short 5 years or so. From 1988 to 1993. They were made in 9mm, 10mm, .40s&w, and .45acp. The 9mm used Sten mags and the other calibers used M3 Grease gun mags. They made both a carbine and a short barreled pistol version. They were designed by a retired LEO and are quite unique. To start with, they use a Sten/Sterling type round bolt and combine that with AK trigger parts. Back in the early 90's I had one in .45acp but had to get rid of it to pay bills after the ex left. It bummed me out for a long time. A good accurate, reliable nice looking carbine. Fast forward to 2005 and I found another carbine but this one is in 10mm. None the less, it is the real deal and I jumped all over it like stink on poop. I have lived in south King county since I was a teenager and I think it is very cool to have a firearm made here locally. So any question or comments? Let me know what you think.

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  2. AndyinEverson

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    Very cool looking carbine!
    I've never seen or heard of these ... thanks for sharing.
    Having one in .45acp must have been fun.
    I'm glad you could find another one to replace the one you had to sell.
    Andy
     
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  3. rdb241

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    Here is a Google image of the pistol.

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  4. notazombie

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    Do I remember them? No.
    Do I want one now? Yup.
     
  5. etrain16

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    I like it! That would be cool to have in the collection, regardless of caliber. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. The Heretic

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    I remember seeing them at the WAC show
     
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  7. Sawdust

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    I remember those! You lucky dog. I had always wanted a 10mm carbine but couldn't afford it back then. I used to carry a Stainless Colt Delta Elite in 10mm back then and wanted the carbine to compliment it. The hotter, early 10mm loads seemed like would be great in a carbine.
    Still looks as cool as I remember.
     
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  8. IronMonster

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    I'd buy one just because it was made in Auburn (where my shop was for 13 years). Even better that it's spiffy. Cool deal :)
     
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  9. Oregon Quartermaster

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    Great. Now I want one with an integrally suppressed barrel. Thanks.
     
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  10. Flopsweat

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    That bolt looks a lot like the bolt to a Sub 2000. Or vice versa.
     
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  11. P7id10T

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    Uber cool. Glad you found one. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

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    I remember them well, and IIRC they were well rated and liked! Big congrats, I think that a 10mm, loaded with hot rnds, if you roll your own or someone manufactures them, would be a nice little urban SHTF or HD gun! :)
     
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  13. EPS

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    That's cool do you know how many where made
     
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  14. Timbertodd

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    Found this on the web. It looks like a fun shooter for sure.
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  15. EPS

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    It's funny on right they market it as a survival rifle .was survival rifle the old way of saying "assault" rifle LOL
     
  16. Larrytpdx

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    Very cool! Where did you find it and what did you have to pay?
     
  17. Stomper

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    An "assault rifle" is a select-fire weapon. ANYTHING used as a weapon is an "assault" weapon... like fist and feet for instance. o_O;)
     
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  18. rdb241

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    Not sure without a bunch of research
     
  19. CountryGent

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    Oh man I haven't seen one of those in years; maybe late 90s. I always thought they'd be a nice pistol caliber carbine.

    'gratz on the find. :)
     

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