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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:43 pm 
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This is the FIRST time that I've seen a dealer selling MORE THAN ONE FR8 rifle. If you want one, this may be your chance!!!

Shotgun News ad, Page 76, May 1, 2006 Issue:
"Limited supply Spanish Police Rifles, Very good Condition, 7.62 NATO, FR-8 rifles. $289.95" +$25 hand select

Hunters Lodge Corporation
Web site http://www.hunterslodge.com
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Phone 931 766 0755

Their ad says that they require a signed DEALER FFL, I don't know if that includes the FR8 or not. Or if a C&R would do the job.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Has anyone ordered/received one from these people yet? I was thinking about doing it, but they don't describe much to you over email or the phone. They just say get one now. I hate to pay that kind of money for a beater. TY Dave

I just called again and they said they do not guarentee matched bolt/receiver. And that is a "handpick'? I was sadly shocked. Great people to talk to and very professional, but charging a handpick extra charge for a gun that is not even matched is not my cup of tea. RATS RATS RATS! I would think it would be hard to re-sell in the future being mis-matched? Any ideas??

They WILL take a C&R by the way, in the continental US. And, no extra charge for a VISA card by mail.


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Dave, mine is not matched although it is within 300 of matching the receiver. Since they are modified Mausers I'm not sure that a matching one would not be a rarity. Many of my old Czech and Turk Mausers are not matching. As long as the headspace checks out I don't worry about it.

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I got lucky today and found an FR-8 in a local shop. It is matching, but handguard color does not match the stock. The bore is looking real nice - I am still cleaning it with solvent (turning out to be a very shiney bore). I agree with sgthurley that headspace is more important than matching bolt.

What is the deal with Hunter's Lodge? I keep hearing about buyer beware, but what's the real deal. It sounds like more than one person has had a bad exeperience with them.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:50 pm 
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Thanks for the input, fellas. I appreciate it very much. The "sale" of $289 at HL is evidently over and the price I was quoted was $375 including the handpick. Add shipping and it's near $400. Most of the FR-8's I have scanned the past couple months on various sites were matched. I realize they may have been forced matched by the Spanish, but even so, for a price like that, I am going to hesitate and probably pass on mis-matched ones. I'ld like to get one matched with the original stock in tact............seems many were refinished. Add to that great overall condition at a fair price, and it may be awhile until I find the right one!

If anyone does get one from HL, please let us know how it turns out. I'm curious. Wish they would send pics.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:26 pm 
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Don't blame you man. You are the only one you have to please. Post us some pictures when you find what you are looking for.

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I'd check out guys who have done business with these folks

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Don't waste your time with Hunters Lodge...I ordered one from them...It was not worth the time or the effort...
It took them six weeks to ship...They charged me for hand picked...I didn't ask for hand picked...The bolt doesn't match, stock is trashed, bluing is about 70 percent, stock has a minor crack in it...I'm OK with all of this but this rifle is a shooter that's not worth more than $200, I'm not OK with the price for $335 the rifle should have been in better shape.
The customer service sucks, they were very rude and abrupt whenever I called for a shipping status.
Overall I love the rifle as a shooter but it was not worth the aggravation that this company will put you through.

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Anyone who received anything other than a tomato stake from Hunters Lodge should run out and buy a lottery ticket. Google them and read all the horror stories for yourself!

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I know 3 dealers who have ordered from HL in the past. All had equally horrible stories to tell, ending with, NEVER AGAIN!

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I hate to hear all the bad feedback...

I just looked over their ad and they have some cool stuff....

Japanese dust covers for $39.
German potato mashers for $29.

Man....I'd buy several things off their site......but not if they have a proven track record of being bad dudes...

That's a real shame if it's true...

I don't think I'll find out for myself.....

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