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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JO JO, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Franky50

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    Oh, I just mentioned I was in Europe. Yes, phone rates used to be more expensive, ridiculously expensive until I discovered the call back services. Now US rates are cheaper too. Yes, I agree I perhaps should have rung the manufacturer, but OTOH it implied a nightmare of licenses and perhaps 6 months without the rifle and I needed it to compete in F-Class. The shortest way was to make shorter cartridges and they worked well :)
     
  2. Franky50

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    I bough a new Savage 12 F/TR at a gun store. To buy a gun here you need to have a license. There are restrictions preventing licenses to be granted to anybody but in general terms those guns that can be included in a hunting license are easier to acquire. In general terms, the only cases I know you can freely walk to a gun shop to buy a gun without a license are related to collectors and guns (or replicas) made before 1890 (up to two guns).

    In the case you were asking, I can send neither a gun to the manufacturer nor to receive a gun from it. It has to be done through a special police office devoted to the control of guns. Once all the licenses and papers are done you must send in a courier to that office to pick the parcel and deliver it to the manufacturer. Yes, things related to guns are more difficult here.

    These are the restrictions we face because our law. Let me add the fact I cannot buy even a humble trigger spring in the US is due to restrictive US export rules. Not to mention dies, stocks...
     
  3. Franky50

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    Yes, I agree, there are many people between the manufacturer and the customer, so they increase prices.
    Paradoxically, in some cases SP -> US flow have the opposite effect. Spanish CETME, for instance were sold to US customers for less than the 50% of the Spaniards' cost. Magic effects of all those parts in the middle!
     
  4. Varminterror

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    It's a smaller market and less profitable on volume, so it's not going to get specialty attention. The higher price likely doesn't reflect any longer profit margin to the company, just knowing what manufacturers have to deal with for ITAR and export excises.
     
  5. mshootnit

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    I'm liking my new Savage so far...
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  6. Franky50

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    I agree with you. My point was that if a high final price will keep manufacturer's market small then a bad communication with the end customer will only make it worse.
     
  7. Franky50

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    Impressive! Would you please share the model and caliber? It looks nice :)
     
  8. Demi-human

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    Me too!
     
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  9. mshootnit

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    Happy to!
    Model 14 American Classic Stainless. The Stainless verision to my knowledge is now discontinued.
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  10. Franky50

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    Thanks mshootnit. I hope you enjoy it for many years! :)
     
  11. 69Precision

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    Not a fan of lawyers, but the name and logo together could definitely be offensive, and I’m not even Native American. I think political correctness has certainly gotten out of control overall, but I have to admit I always cringed a little at the combination of Savage paired with an image of an Indian.
     
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  12. Demi-human

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    Gratuitous eye roll.:barf:
     
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  13. Newtosavage

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    I have no problem with their new logo.
     
  14. 69Precision

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    Back at ya with the eye roll
     
  15. Demi-human

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    You don't say.
     
  16. Demi-human

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    I think my Ojibway-Chippewa children would be proud to be associated with strength, power and accuracy. Fortunately they have the protection of squeamish "Caucasians", who would smite their image and history from the Earth. History is not for the squeamish. Nor is the future.
     
  17. 69Precision

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    I’m sure they would be proud to be associated with those attributes, as would anyone. Of course we both know I wasn’t referring to that. The question is would they be proud to be called savages, especially in the context in which it was coined. But if they are cool with it, great.
     
  18. Demi-human

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    I am proud to see an effort toward ownership such that @Franky50 has put forth. Many would have been discouraged by such savage circumstance.
    Unthwarted, he assailed his problem like a savage, using all skill and knowledge posessed to him. Strong from years of experience in the handloading "wilds", he adapted and over came what some would call a flaw. Pressing forward with unyielding prowess toward his goal.

    Savage is glad to have you. I have no doubt they would have tried to see you happy right out of the box. But that is in the past now.

    How about some pictures of your rig?
     
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  19. Demi-human

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    I suppose it depends on if one tries to denigrate another with it's use. Just as you used condecension in this post.

    It is a little like a hou-li coming down to eight mile and telling them the N-word is profane and won't be used anymore.

    It's cute.:) Then they would be reminded to go home, before they hurt themselves.

    Now that we had our segue through interpersonal oppression, I would like to say that Savages customer service is among the best, barring none.
     
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  20. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Well, the image is not just some random Native American, but Lame Deer's personal likeness which he granted to Arthur Savage as part of their endorsement deal. Although I'm sure the word association was not lost on either of them, the name and likeness were both personal property and used consensually.
     
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  21. 69Precision

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    True enough. The Washington redskins is perfectly legal too, Just seems there could be a better name for a football team, but apparently enough people think it’s a great name, because they’re not changing it.
     
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  22. Newtosavage

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    Savage is derogatory and everyone here knows it. Redskins is just a dumb name that reflects more poorly on the person using it, than the one it refers to.
     
  23. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Arthur Savage's name is derogatory? What was he supposed to call his company -Arthur's Arms?
    How bout Siemens Electronics?
    Or FAG Corp.? (The largest German maker of ball bearings).
    Its only derogatory if it was meant to offend. Since, by all accounts, the agreement between Mr. Savage and Lame Deer benefitted both parties I hardly think there was any derision there. A play on words? Certainly. But there was no malice or intent to defame. And by the standards of that time, the term was not used to exclusively refer to American Indians, but most tribal societies would have been considered savages by Western Europeans of the late 1800s.
    Incidentally, I would agree with you on the use of the term "Redskin" but I think that needs to be arbitrated between the Tribes of Washington State and the owners of the team.
     
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  24. Newtosavage

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    You actually make a very good point.
    But then make an even better point citing the "standards of that time" which in this case, are relevant.
     
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