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New Rifle, PTR-44

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by panzer426, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. panzer426

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    ehh...not a new rifle just a newly manufactured, STG44 look-a-like...pretty neat though...

    ammo is too expensive...would be better if it was 5.56 or 7.62x39...

    and the price is probably gonna be outrageously high...but all in all it looks cool
     
  3. PTK

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    Too bad those are ~$4000.
     
  4. Maverick223

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    I [strike]think[/strike] know that is the greatest rifle developed since the kentucky rifle...bout dang time they brought that classic "assault rifle" (lets keep it high road...but that is the name of the dang thing) back. The ammo will be the biggest drawback IMO, should have went with 7.62x39, 5.45x39, or the like (5.56 is probably too long for the magazine). :)
     
  5. N003k

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    I want one...soooo badly.....

    Quite a few of my guns are a symbolic flip off to the CT AWB....what better weapon to cap that off then a recreation of the ORIGINAL Assault Weapon? haha
     
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    I do like that wood stuff version of the stg, and really like the round, but I have never seen a commercial or milsurp 8mm short round before, and I doubt anyone would start making it in quantities.
     
  7. N003k

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    A local shop actually has HAD two boxes of Prvi Partizan 7.92x33 sitting on their shelves for....months now I think. I'm guessing it's still in SOME production....

    Going there friday, picking up both boxes and seeing if I can be put on a waiting list for one of these...haha.

    Edit: Still listed as available on the Prvi Partizan website...Sporting&Hunting>Rifle Ammunition> 7.92 x 33 Kurz
     
  8. panzer426

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    "ehh...not a new rifle just a newly manufactured, STG44 look-a-like...pretty neat though...

    ammo is too expensive...would be better if it was 5.56 or 7.62x39..."

    I know it's not a NEW rifle design, guess I should have been more clear but figured that would be obvious. As to the ammo, that was my thought as well. Those or 5.45.

    Where did you get the $4,000 price tag PTK? PTR site says coming soon on msrp. I hope it's closer to the $2,000 range.
     
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    From the manufacturer. The price is what I was quoted on asking when I was interested in importing one. A company turning them out to original specs simply can't make them much cheaper, not at the low rate of production. Tooling up to produce lots of them inexpensively would be foolish - there simply isn't a market. :)
     
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    Love to have one!

    $4k.....No thanks:barf:

    I could buy three quality AR's for that much! Maybe if it was priced in the $1200-$1500 range I would consider one.
     
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    The price is ridiculous, but it is a connoisseurs rifle, so they probably won't sell tens of thousands of them...I'd buy one...but not for $4k. IF it even makes it to market I bet it won't last a year. :)
     
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    Want...need winning lottery ticket NOW...
     
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    cool rifle. There are other better rifles so this is more of a niche market gun. I might buy one but that depends on what they are selling it at. Interesting that they got a scope mount on it. Smart move with the addition of the mount. I'm sure some purist won't like it.
     
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    Anybody who would spend $4,000.00 for such a thing won't be complaining about ammo costs.

    Rich toys for rich boys.
    I hope one of my rich friends buys one for me to play with.

    ISO: rich friend who like to let me shoot their guns - please send PM
     
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    For that price might as well have an Ohio Ordnance BAR
     
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    4 thousand for a freakin stamped steel and wood rifle. Are you serious?? They're selling collectability, quite obvious of course.

    This is a rifle that was designed to be mass produced......and they sell it for 4k.
     
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    The tooling for a stamped rifle is generally more costly than that of a milled solid steel receiver. That said production rates are typically much higher thus reducing the cost in the long run. If they lowered the price, raised the production capability, and changed the chambering (say to 7.62x39) then we (crazed gun nuts) would buy more and they (PTR) would profit more. Sounds like a win-win...and the replacement for the AK. :neener:
     
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    Well I'm not exactly sure on the price, are we going on what it would cost for a single rifle to be sold to and imported to an American?

    I may be wrong, but wouldn't it also be cheaper if say the recievers were manufactured here and part kits shipped from the original company for them all? Import fees and all....

    I'll wait to see the announced price personally....
     
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    PTR is an American manufacturer owned by JLD so no importation fees, et cetera.

    I stand corrected...after looking at the manufacturer's product page...it seems that "manufactured for for PTR 91 Inc, by Sport Systeme Dittrich in Germany[sic]"...so as of yet the details of the rifle are unknown. :)
     
  21. TexasRifleman

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    SSD has been making these for a while now. Another US company tried to get funding to import some last year and it fell through.

    It was going to be $3995 then too so that price is probably right on.

    They make an MP-38 too.

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=12608
     
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    These are already imported into Canada. Marstar had them last year for around $3000 US. Folks, it is what it is. It's the closest thing you can get to the STG-44 without buying the real thing. Like the real thing though, this one is made in Germany. Also, if you want this or something like it in .223, consider the HK93 being imported by century.
     
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    Pretty neat, I'd rather see a price tag around 1500-2000$ but...I can swing 3000$...

    And I fully intend on doing so haha.
     
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    I agree that the caliber is a problem...just not that caliber (unless it will fit the original size magazine), and not that rifle...made by Special Weapons :barf:, looks like a HK-93 with the exception of select parts, made by SW, the price is still to high, and it's made by SW. :)
     
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