Mare's Laig reproduction email reply


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Yanqui
March 15, 2004, 11:40 PM
Well, live and learn. I contacted Eagle Squadron Productions http://www.eaglesquadron.net/ and sent them an e-mail. I don't think I was derogatory. Was I?

Here is the email.

To whom it may concern,

I love what you are doing but unfortunately I cannot afford a Bounty Hunter Special. I'm not interested in a non-firing model. I have thought about making my own by cutting down a Winchester 1892 that I have. But I will need a lever. Can I purchase an early model lever from you? I would also like to be able to purchase a leather rig. Is this possible?

But on another note. These Bounty Hunter Specials are priced way over that many cannot afford. So I have an idea. Diamond Jim Buchanan http://www.wildwestmerchandise.com/ is coming out with a Mare's Leg that is a legal pistol(BATF approved). They are made out of Winchester 94 receivers that he purchased from Winchester.

So is here is my idea. Why can't you contact Rossi http://www.ampro.co.nz/products/rossi/rossi.htm and have them make a Mare's Leg out of their Rossi 92's. Since they are made into pistols at the start they would not need a tax stamp. You could sell them at a price that more people could afford.

For that matter you could contact United States Repeating Arms and have a special run of Bounty Hunter Special II's like Davidsons did with the 1892's. But they would start out as pistols. No paperwork. Even you could own one.

Just a thought.

Thank you,

Frederick L. Serna

Here is the reply.

----- Original Message -----
From: Eagle Squadron Productions
To: FSerna2591@aol.com
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:32 PM
Subject: Mare's Laig Rigs


Mr Serna:

Just a thought Steve McQueen and Chuck Connors never had a "Rossi" or a Winchester Model 1894 on their show. The guns they had were authentic Winchesters 1892 produced from 1892-1941.

Since you think that I charge too much for my product consider the fact that I have to pay alot of money to by Orginal '92's, Unfortunately, I do not make Rigs or Finger Levers to sell both pieces would cost you $800.00. There is a lot of work involved in making these by hand. I know Mr. Diamond Jim and if he wants to make Mare's Laigs out of Model 94's that is fine.

Only the puriest collectors purchase my authentic Mare's Laig and Rigs and all of them agree that I am extremely fair on my prices. Each is certified and my customers have no problem paying the A.T.F. tax registration because, they have an authentic real "Mare's Laig."

My profit is very little in the manufacturing in these custom guns. I do it for the pleasure of making the sincerest fans receive what they pay for a Josh Randall gun.

I occasionally get ignorant people that call me on the phone telling me they want to make their own Mare's Laig out of junk guns such as (Rossi's Model '94's).

I am not worried about my loyal customers that know me worldwide as the Mare's Laig authority. So as you can see I do not cater to your $1.98 people who want to believe they can do like I can.

Thank you
Sincerely,
Mr. Robert Lanthier

Now I'm PO'd. Fricken jackarse and SNOB. He live's in California and legally can't own a firing model.

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WhoKnowsWho
March 16, 2004, 07:39 AM
It just a difference between the "Have" and the "Have Nots" While some would jump on the chance to cater to more customers, some will not, they sell what they sell to those who can pay and that's all they care about.

c_yeager
March 16, 2004, 07:44 AM
Thats silly, there is no reason why you should have to pay a tax stamp on those things, no buttstock at all. If he just build them on virgin recievers they would simply be classified as pistols, the end. I wonder if winchester or marlin would be willing to sell just a reciever?

buzz_knox
March 16, 2004, 09:42 AM
His reply was a bit indignant but there are better and more subtle ways of informing them that there are less expensive avenues that could be pursued, rather than saying "your prices are way too high. This is what you should do."

BigG
March 16, 2004, 10:50 AM
Agree with Buzz Knox. ;)

HiWayMan
March 16, 2004, 11:53 AM
Wouldn't "an authentic Mare's Laig" actually fire. It seems to me that this man is committing a terrible crime be converting "original '92s" into non-firing replicas.

Now everyone point and laugh at the man from PRK.

Cosmoline
March 16, 2004, 12:05 PM
The guy responds to a customer like this and has the nerve to complain about his low profit margin?!?! Lordy. Sounds like his Winchester is short a few springs.

Skofnung
March 16, 2004, 12:12 PM
Lemmie get this straight, this guy is cutting up OLD 92's to make these things? There is just something WRONG with that, at least to me.

On the other hand, if someone is willing to pay...

Joe Demko
March 16, 2004, 12:32 PM
If somebody could bring one of these in for under a grand, even w/o leather gear, I believe I'd need to add one to worldly possessions.

Logan5
March 16, 2004, 12:57 PM
He's only interested in this particular gun, and in making exact replicas of the original studio prop, and not in the concept in general terms, or making a convienient modern version. His target market is the same, I think.
To my way of thinking, that's good... The more expensive they are, the fewer original 92's will get hacked up. I feel like I need to go cuddle mine after reading about this.

Andrew Wyatt
March 16, 2004, 08:44 PM
an actual .45-70 mare's leg would be entirely badass. I would sell my firstborn to get one.

Third_Rail
March 16, 2004, 08:58 PM
I wish someone would make a pistol like that, I don't want to have a SBR or anything....

Strings
March 17, 2004, 01:54 AM
An original 45-70 Mare's Leg... think Marlin would sell a virgin reciever? And would it be SASS legal? ;)

Wildalaska
March 17, 2004, 02:16 AM
An original 45-70 Mare's Leg... think Marlin would sell a virgin reciever? And would it be SASS legal?

No marlin wont sell a reciever...we have tried. Ya gotta go sbr route.

an actual .45-70 mare's leg would be entirely badass. I would sell my firstborn to get one.

Well call me Andy I need to own a kid....

http://www.wildwestguns.com/Bushwacker/44bushwacker.jpg

BTW, thats in 44 mag, all the 457s and 50s have been on pistol grip 95s


WildsbrAlaska

Andrew Wyatt
March 17, 2004, 03:00 AM
what about a .45-70 based on the WWG action?

raz-0
March 17, 2004, 03:11 PM
wildalaska, I have noticed the little knob ont he bottom of all teh wildwestguns lever actions. What does it do?

Kodiak AK
March 17, 2004, 03:35 PM
On the muzzle? I would gues it helps keep the magazine from going down range .

MrAcheson
March 17, 2004, 03:41 PM
It seems to me that this man is committing a terrible crime be converting "original '92s" into non-firing replicas.

Amen. Its not like there will be any more original '92s made. :fire:

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