Pac-Nor fire

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Pac-Nor fire

Post by HTRN » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Pac-Nor had a major fire a couple of days ago - total loss. Word is they're unlikely to rebuild. Its a shame as theyre one of the few barrelmakers doing unusual sizes - they were for example, the lást known commercial maker of 20mm barrels. They were also on of a only a few makers pf .550 barrels. Them shuttinh down is a real loss.

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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:35 pm

HTRN wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Pac-Nor had a major fire a couple of days ago - total loss. Word is they're unlikely to rebuild. Its a shame as theyre one of the few barrelmakers doing unusual sizes - they were for example, the lást known commercial maker of 20mm barrels. They were also on of a only a few makers pf .550 barrels. Them shuttinh down is a real loss.

https://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/20 ... in-oregon/
Update from HTRN's link:
UPDATE 10/26/19: Our Forum members contacted Pac-Nor and learned that the Dichters plan to rebuild the facility: “I got an e-mail from Kathy Dichter and she said six months to a year to rebuild, hopefully. She also said you could follow their progress on Facebook. That’s great news for the shooting community.”
Be great if they would build it in a more 2A friendly state than Oregon.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by HTRN » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:44 pm

Thats great news! There are precious few barrelmakers as it is, and i cant think of any that offer the same range of bore sizes.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by Precision » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:35 pm

When you have an opportunity to clean slate it. CLEAN SLATE it. Move to say Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and enjoy some of that 2A freedom.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by HTRN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:41 pm

I doubt theyll move - for one thing, most of the employees probably wont want to, and barrelmaking isnt exactly an easily found skillset.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by Rich Jordan » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:49 am

20mm barrels.... Homebuilt Solothurn...

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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by HTRN » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:07 am

They also do 4 bore barrels.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:56 am

Keep in mind they may not return to the market with the same variety of products.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by HTRN » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Yeah, depending on what was lost, they may decide to not spend the money on making buying buttons/gundrills for theyre more exotic bore sizes.
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Re: Pac-Nor fire

Post by Frankingun » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:42 pm

I imagine they’ll have to rebuild in OR for insurance purposes.
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