Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by slowpoke » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:14 am

HTRN wrote:Chris, I hate to say it, but I don't think you're gonna hit that 15k number for the first 90 days. You may or may not do it for the period after that, but the first 90 is where everything is a mess, waiting for paperwork, setting up advertising, etc.

If you want a suggestion - once you get an FFL, buy up some of those new Savage Axis rifles as cheap as possible in 223, and put 300 blackout barrels on them, then put 'em on Gunbroker for 50-100 bucks more than parts - BFG cartridges sells the barrels for around 170 bucks for the 16" ones. All you'd need is the AAC headspace gauges(PTG is having a sale on Blackout stuff right now, I think) and a barrel wrench. You can probably change the whole thing from start to finish in 10 minutes or less. I would look into seeing if this falls under the 50 gun rule(I don't think so, because you're starting with a whole rifle, but don't quote me) to make sure you don't run afoul of BATFE if you wind up selling alot of them.
I thought the edge/axis rifles were threaded differently than the standard Savages?
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by HTRN » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:17 am

It's sorta complicated. Up until 2001, Savage used a smaller thread size, 1.05"x . When they introduced The WSM cartridge in their rifles, they gradually switched to the current, larger 1.125" thread diameter. The Axis uses the older, smaller thread size. Read this for more in depth information.

To add to the headache, Savage introduced a new style barrel nut, ostensibly because the older one was supposedly kind of unappealing visually. :roll:

The reason I suggested the axis barrel swap, is it would probably be about the cheapest way to get into a bolt action blackout, and has the added bonus of threading for a suppressor.

And oh, because I forgot to in the other post..

Good luck Chris! I hope you succeed at this.
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Combat Controller » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:40 pm

Sounds interesting. Give me a call soon.
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Kommander » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:21 pm

Will you be able to make cans at some point?

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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by blackeagle603 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:40 pm

Where's the financial tipping (likely) come for a sole proprietor of this type enterprise? When you get enough work flowing to support use of sub's and direct labor whose time you can mark up and bill?
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Dub_James » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:54 am

Nice! Best of Luck!!
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by mekender » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:19 am

1) If you want to have me put you in as a referral where I work, let me know.

2) Sometime over the next few (say 6) months, I would like to get a nice, quality bolt gun... Perhaps something comparable to the M40A5 but without having to pay the $5k + that McMillian wants for one. From the sounds of the announcement, that may be a possibility.

3) Are you looking at making your own class 3 items?
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by arctictom » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:38 am

Good luck on your new venture, looks like fun.
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Post by Greg » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:56 pm

CByrneIV wrote:And here is Crispin Fabrications first official product for sale:

http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/2011/12 ... oduct.html

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That is clever, and useful, and a very low-hanging fruit (easy design, easy to make) with which to begin. And I can imagine who already has the prototype deployed, for 'testing'. Excellent.
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by rightisright » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:29 pm

Oy! I just bought a small one to hang over my sink. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001X ... 00_details

You'd figure a guy who owns a contracting company would build his own. I just finished a beautiful 70K cedar siding job on a large house. You should see the siding on my house. Shoemaker's kids and all. :roll:

Had I known you were making them...

Don't know if you have one of these or not: http://www.amazon.com/Kreg-K4MS-Jig-Mas ... B0044BBOQK

They are awesome. I did a high-end mahogany screen room last year. I was able to blind-screw most of the wood to wood attachments. For the few I couldn't, that jig was indispensable. Great for picture frames and butt joints, too. Much stronger than a biscuit.

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