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Old 03-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Just returned from a shopping and "chopping" trip in Europe, here is what we kitted and waiting on transit documents, pics on facebook, no idea what the FB address is:

DShK 38 kits, with live barrel
VZ-59 with live barrel
GSH-23 cannons
NR-23 cannons
Tantal Radam magazines
TANTAL kits
M-72 RPK, hundreds, most excellent, most stamped, some milled receivers, wheel cut barrels.
F-1 INERT grenades, with fuses
M-42 INERT grenades, with fuses.
BM-59 cut receivers and barrels.
PPS-43/52 wood stock
Bren, Mark?, 1955ish dates, never seen before
BM-12, never assembled, most parts in factory wrap
MG-53/42 gunners kit, with new bolt [we have NOS barrels in stock]
12cm mortars, NOS, with optics & wheels. Sorry gov, over 5 years old.
MGV-176 .22 MGs
Micro UZI
AK-47s, many flavors
M-56
MP-40s, no finish, all there.
DP-28, Hungarian, NOT DPM, excellent semi project.
2A28 BMP cannon

ORDERED, 8 MONTHS AWAY:
82mm Mortars, NOS, over 5 years old
60mm commando "knee" mortars, NOS, over 5 years old
60mm Brandt mortars, over 5 years old
AKM cutaways
RPD cutaways
RPD drums with belts
MAXIMs, with snow cap, no Russian markings, with barrel, w/wheeled mount
MG-53
PG-7V-M training INERT rockets, PG-9, PG-15, Kutusha 122mm, others
SG-43, NOS, with live barrel, wheeled mount, Polish, perfect.
2CM NAZI ZWILLING [twin] cannons on Naval mount, as new, from Africa.

"verbal" back-orders taken, nothing down at:
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too early for prices yet.
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Thanks, bob bowman
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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Sweet!!
I'm looking at the m-72 and some Ak-47 kits!! Can't wait! Well actually I can wait, because I need to gather some funds. Lol.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:09 PM   #3
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When will you know a price on the micro uzis
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:25 AM   #4
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Incoming freight is always a wild card.
Our last large shipment, US Customs detained our shipment for over a month, charged us [around] $5-6K for them to inspect, store, and repack our goods, not a single violation.
Never a single violation in many years.
These additional costs, if any, must be divided into the incoming product, impossible to predict until after the shipment actually arrives.
The Micro Uzi were in very nice used condition, closed bolt, with folding stock.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:24 AM   #5
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Could you give us some hints on the Ak kits also what condition is the m-53 kits? Thank you bob for your hard work! Would love to see some other country rpd's as I collect them I got a Egyptian from you and have a polish
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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Interested if the items actually become available..
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:45 PM   #7
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How many flavors is "many"?
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:14 PM   #8
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I simply lost count.
We torch cut over 1K guns, outside, in the freezing rain, over 3 full days, in the Alps.
Not as much fun as one might think, for many, many reasons.
We kitted Polish, Romanian, and Serb guns+?
Some under-folders, some wood stock, some RPKs, some ?
I am still as sick as I can ever remember, even now that I am back in the states.
This working for a living is not all its cracked up to be either.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:03 PM   #9
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how can we see pictures? Is there a web site?
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:22 PM   #10
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how can we see pictures? Is there a web site?
He has some pictures on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/89484232723...type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/89484232723...type=3&theater
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:02 PM   #11
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how about pictures for people who dont bother with facebook?
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:24 AM   #12
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I'm in the same lot...no space book for me either..
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:44 PM   #13
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You are not missing much. Just a pic of some pre-cut M70s, mortars, and some Brens getting cut up in the Alps.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:41 PM   #14
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:32 PM   #15
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I simply lost count.
We torch cut over 1K guns, outside, in the freezing rain, over 3 full days, in the Alps.
Not as much fun as one might think, for many, many reasons.
We kitted Polish, Romanian, and Serb guns+?
Some under-folders, some wood stock, some RPKs, some ?
I am still as sick as I can ever remember, even now that I am back in the states.
This working for a living is not all its cracked up to be either.
Thanks, bob bowman
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:02 AM   #16
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It's a crying shame to have cut those " Yugo's " ...but I'll take mine in pieces if I have to...thanks for the hard work Bob..
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:06 AM   #17
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This is gonna be a good haul!
MAGA, one part at a time!
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:52 PM   #18
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Wow, the future is lookin bright. Cant wait to see the MGV-176.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:48 PM   #19
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:14 AM   #20
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Good. I see some Zastava M70s in the mix. Makes me happy because your list only has M72s. Hate see a perfectly good M70 cut for no "good" reason.
Let me know when the kits are ready.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:08 PM   #21
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Been on the unofficial waiting list for a Micro Uzi with Ms Gina for a long while....
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:15 PM   #22
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Been on the unofficial waiting list for a Micro Uzi with Ms Gina for a long while....
I was just about to post those Micro Uzi's won't last long at all.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #23
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I personally cut the micro Uzi, closed bolt, good used condition.
They are in Vienna waiting on an available cargo airplane.
All documents are approved.
Two weeks for air transport, 2 weeks from customs to us.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:18 PM   #24
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Thanks for update Bob...any word on Ak kits yet.?
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:48 PM   #25
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I'm in for something, what that something is I don't know, but in for something.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:23 AM   #26
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Dp28 semi project? Can I ask what you mean? Is it a kit or?

Also interested in the mp40s. Class 3 or kits?

Prices on both please. As always a big thanks for keeping us updated.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:03 AM   #27
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I am interested in the M56
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:07 AM   #28
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The DP-28 is a much easier semi-auto build than the DPM that we offer.
The [old style] DP-28 has the return spring mounted under the barrel, not behind the bolt like the DPM.
The DP has "room" for the semi fire control group add-on parts.
Most all DPs are Russian made, and NOT importable.
We found a very small lot of Romanian made DPs, which ARE importable.

The MP-40s were cut [by me] into parts kits.
We found these in Bulgaria, of all places.
Not a hint of original finish left on the guns, all parts present, no major pitting.
Blank tubes and new-made barrels will be in stock when the kits come in.

If you would like to be added to the back-order list, simply send us an email, we will print the email, add to the BO file, and return email confirmation.
sales@bowmanarms.com

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:43 PM   #29
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Any updates on the Ak kits?
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:31 PM   #30
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Still waiting on those Polish Kits...
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:06 PM   #31
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Do you recall if those those MP-40's were matching?
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:49 AM   #32
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The Polish AKs are not going to happen, the Czech company we were dealing with is not very honest.
They have our 1/2 down payment, all import-export docs are done, still no product.
After two years of waiting, we switched the order to VZ-59s [which they do have], same problems.
No one promised easy [or honest] in this business.

As for the MP-40s, these came from Bulgaria, not a hint of finish, not a matching number on the entire piece. We picked the best we could from a small lot of 50 guns, we were lucky to get 15 decent pieces in total.
I made a "junk" offer on the remaining MP-40s, they were not interested.
Some looked like they were found buried in the ground for the last 70 years.
All of the ones we chose have good furniture, no major pitting, most with early features.
I personally torch cut the MP-40 receivers, wheel cut the barrels.
Each piece cut one at a time, bagged, then boxed.
We have new made domestic barrels in stock, and dummy receiver tubes inbound.
Air freight should leave Wien next week.

Thanks again for the interest.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:36 AM   #33
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Looking forward to purchasing at least 1 m70b1 from you when they come in. Maybe more depending on price.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:25 AM   #34
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Any international-harvester bm59 receivers? I'm a car guy
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:34 AM   #35
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There MAY be IH cut MB59 receiver, I may have seen one, I thought it was odd an American made receiver on an Italian weapon.
Seems to me there were a few Springfield made receivers, I simply did not have the time to pay attention.

SHIPMENT CLEARED US CUSTOMS YESTERDAY, should be here [in Florida] on Thursday, then delivered to warehouse, unloaded, unpack, sort, check, box, ready a week from today.

If you would like to be added to the [verbal] back-order list, simply email us at:
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