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Magnafique 02-21-2015 06:37 AM

Riverbank Armory
 
I bought a rear flip sight for my National Postal Meter Carbine from Riverbank Armory as well as a type 1 barrel band, and front sight. The sight has the correct markings and patina to appear real USGI. The Barrel Band looks brand new with UN stamped on it and the front sight is marked NN on top aft of the blade. It looks real new too. Whats the word out there in Gun Hub Land on Riverbank Armory????

Thanks, Magnafique

Magnafique 02-22-2015 07:48 PM

Riverbank Armory
 
Thanks for no comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CaptainGyro 02-23-2015 12:36 AM

This ain't Reddit, Magnafique...there are probably fewer than fifty regularly active participants on this board, and very few are checking for new posts on a daily basis. Among those here, however, are some of the most knowledgable firearms experts on the planet.

My bet is that in the next few days someone who knows something about Riverbank Armory will see your post and chime in. It may take a while though, so be patient.

t-star 02-23-2015 05:56 AM

how about "never heard of them"- don't comment on topics of which I have no knowledge or interest
and you're kind of FREAKIN RUDE
if I was to give my comments on the 30 cal carbine both cartridge and gun, you'd be insulted in a major way- suffice it to say I've used it, found it lacking, and don't have one in my armory- same deal for the 7.62x39
I don't know about other services, but in my ao the only ammo available was from marvin, and you had to win it at poker or trade- I made the one I had "disappear" tout de suite- for an m-14 - entirely too much rifle for a arvn and the carbine suited him just fine. the 14, as everybody knows had ammo commonality with the 60, and I could beg/ barter/steal or req ammo from any formation that happened to be passing through the ao or back at stores- 100 rounds to a m60 is nothing, but that fills all my ammo pouches

Diamondback 02-23-2015 06:46 AM

Patience, Brasshopper--I've seen many days over the years with less than five posts across the entire site. Our glory days of numbers and activity are in the past, and many prolific contributors from those heady days have moved on to the Hereafter, but...

It may take time for the few who remain to get back to you, but you can have reasonable confidence that when you get an answer it'll be the best its provider can give.

Rather than the instant-gratification of the modern world, try thinking of this place as more like an old small-town country store, a slower pace and a different culture that is gradually dying out--it also helps to consider that many of these guys have known each other since way back in Prodigy DIAL-UP days, and even I seem a Johnny-come-lately by that standard.

bearcat6 02-23-2015 07:37 AM

I suggest you do a Google search for them. I found this, Ripoff Report | Riverbank Armory Complaint Review Riverbank, California: 781672 But that is only one man's opinion. I never heard of them before. If you want only GI parts I reccomend William Ricca, his reputation is sterling

Charlie Petty 02-23-2015 08:59 AM

Sadly the Capt. is right.

But you can also learn something from the lack of response. I've never heard of them so why should I waste my time and yours with a useless post?

t-star 02-23-2015 09:42 AM

that's a pretty damning report- if he did so poorly by that guy, I would have nothing further to do with him and any parts I did buy I would have verified by an independent source

Javlin 02-23-2015 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondback (Post 540206)
Patience, Brasshopper--I've seen many days over the years with less than five posts across the entire site. Our glory days of numbers and activity are in the past, and many prolific contributors from those heady days have moved on to the Hereafter, but....

I remember the days of Battlerifles then Outback(?) to now and boy has it changed in the amount of conversation/participants but I still like to check in since I am still junior to most of you fellas.

t-star 02-23-2015 10:12 AM

don't think it was outback- it took a minute to get the joke in the title- and it was 2 words between battlerifles and gunhub

SpecialEd 02-23-2015 10:49 AM

I thought the point of the Internet and having all this information at your fingertips was to find out about a company before you send them your money. :duh:

Diamondback 02-23-2015 11:10 AM

@Javlin, if you check mini-profiles you'll note I'm junior even to you. :)

Origin: BattleRifles (when I joined)
Next: Your American Backyard (shorthand A.m.B.a.c.k - remove periods)
Then Fernando Coelho bought Woolrich Elite Outfitter Tactical and some management changed became E.O.T.a.c. (remove periods)
Finally, Fernando sold the forum to current owner Lash who changed the name again to GunHub as it is today.

Notable members past or present have included:
--Massad Ayoob
--Walt Rauch
--Frank James
--Charles Petty
--Dean Speir (whatever you think of him, he was a participant here)
who else am I missing?

Most of those lights have moved on to greener pastures--"Farmer Frank" has had major medical issues including at least one stroke and is on my prayer list, and Mas now has a blog through Backwoods Home Magazine. (The last forum I saw him post on was the remains of The High Road.) There've been times where I've thought about starting a "Wall of Remembrance" for our members of distinction who either no longer participate or have been Called Home...

t-star 02-23-2015 11:34 AM

tks for posting that-am backyard was only for a very short time if I remember correctly- eo was plagued with ads to buy something from ferdando,i remember dean speir very well

Kevin Gibson 02-23-2015 12:00 PM

Personally I have had pretty darned good luck buying Carbine parts through e-bay. I just fixed a feller's broken extractor with an e-bay sourced NOS extractor. Actually came smothered in cosmoline in wax paper; pretty cool for $16.00 delivered.

Javlin 02-23-2015 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t-star (Post 540219)
tks for posting that-am backyard was only for a very short time if I remember correctly- eo was plagued with ads to buy something from ferdando,i remember dean speir very well


I still go look at the old codger here (How to fix the Oscar's telecast ) just for his style of writing can bring a smile to the face.He garnered my admiration one day on the forum by burying me one day and all I could do was smile and say "good one".In which he replied paraphrasing "good to see one can take it and smile".

stand watie 02-23-2015 08:16 PM

Captain Gyro,

Fwiw, I miss the EOF from battlerifles.com. = We once had a VERY active forum.

Nonetheless, we still are, imVho, THE BEST firearms site on "the worldwidewierd".

yours, sw

CaptainGyro 02-24-2015 04:26 AM

^^^
Agree 100%.

The Gun Hub is what you'd be left with if you deleted all the worthless blathering out of any other forum. No, better.

SpecialEd 02-24-2015 07:46 AM

A high Signal to noise ratio, as Dean would have said.

Diamondback 02-24-2015 08:34 AM

Just for the hell of it, I took a look at the member list, and for some fun stats...

20,939 registered accounts, of which 6504 have a last-login date of "N/A". 10,301 non-posting lurkers or "registered and forgots", 4373 "One Post Wonders" (1-3 posts).

Top 3 posters are Snake45 at 12,447 to date, JR (last seen in 2011) at 9290 and csmkersh (with a long hiatus) at 9033.

Magnafique 02-25-2015 06:44 AM

Riverbank Armory
 
Thank you for all of the comments............ Sure didn't want to come off rude and I apologize. By your comments I have learned a lot about this forum and the few who keep it going. Count me in as an active member. I have learned much from all of you.

My National Postal meter carbine s/n 410XXXX is about to receive a re-parkerized Underwood barrel and NPM front sight. I found an NPM USGI rear flip sight for it for $145.00. All of the internals are NPM. Next I am going to apply a hand rubbed oil finish. When done will post pictures.

Javlin 02-25-2015 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magnafique (Post 540245)
Thank you for all of the comments............ Sure didn't want to come off rude and I apologize. By your comments I have learned a lot about this forum and the few who keep it going. Count me in as an active member. I have learned much from all of you.

My National Postal meter carbine s/n 410XXXX is about to receive a re-parkerized Underwood barrel and NPM front sight. I found an NPM USGI rear flip sight for it for $145.00. All of the internals are NPM. Next I am going to apply a hand rubbed oil finish. When done will post pictures.

Like to see the Pics ;)

Kevin Gibson 02-26-2015 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondback (Post 540242)
Just for the hell of it, I took a look at the member list, and for some fun stats...

20,939 registered accounts, of which 6504 have a last-login date of "N/A". 10,301 non-posting lurkers or "registered and forgots", 4373 "One Post Wonders" (1-3 posts).

Top 3 posters are Snake45 at 12,447 to date, JR (last seen in 2011) at 9290 and csmkersh (with a long hiatus) at 9033.

Not a very active forum. We've all been together talking about this stuff for years. Some of us go back to the early '90's with the Prodigy SSBB site. So until some sort of "news" comes up, we don't have much to say; because we've probably already talked about it.

What I will say about this forum is. The active memebers are absolute gentlemen. They are EASILY the most knowledgable group of people you're likely to find on an internet forum. Sure you can find some better specific knowledge on some specialty forum, but for general knowledge, I'll put GunHub members against anyone.

There is almost NO BS here on this forum because everyone here values the truth, and disdains drama. Of everyone here I'm easily the biggest a-hole, so that means I can get along here quite well.

Absolute best bunch of guys on the internet.

Charlie Petty 02-26-2015 11:42 AM

Thanks Kevin that means a lot.

I suspect there is a story few know. I stumbled onto the SSBB on Prodigy and it was my first online experience. I was at what became known as "spring break" in Florida when S&W introduced the Sigma.

There were a bunch of writers there and I knew Dean from his column in "Gun Week."

As writers sometimes do there was a crowd in the bar and I was talking to Chris Killoy who was a VP at S&W and now a bigger wheel at Ruger. He also knew about the SSBB and we explained it to Dean.

Next thing you know he was hooked up with Prodigy and the SSBB took off. Dean originated the Gunstock gatherings and Tim, Walt and I made a pilgrimage to Long Island's Pine Barrens for what was... I think... the second Gunstock.


As boards do folks came and went but Dean's "no BS, no whining" policy survives.

PS: the picture that is my avatar was shot at that Gunstock.

Kevin Gibson 02-26-2015 03:28 PM

That's too cool. Being all the way on the left coast, I never got to go to Gunstock...just watched all you guys having fun without me. I think it was Mark Freburg who told me about the Prodigy SSBB (so you all can blame him).

I left when Prodigy did the big money grab. Took me over a decade to find this place and been here ever since.

musketjon 03-11-2015 07:03 AM

RIVERBANK ARMORY- '' Run Forrest! Run!! '' Riverbank is notoriously known for his parts fakery.
Jon

cucv 11-16-2015 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musketjon (Post 540507)
RIVERBANK ARMORY- '' Run Forrest! Run!! '' Riverbank is notoriously known for his parts fakery.
Jon

Agreed. But this guy has a tendency to advertise under different names, i.e. "abc leigh," and other variations of the "leigh" name.

csmkersh 11-16-2015 02:52 PM

AmBack was an interesting sojourn. Between Charlie Petty and Dean I learned a lot, including some of the things I thought I knew were wrong.

holywolf 01-02-2016 08:38 PM

need a bolt lock lever for an univ m1 carbine 30 cal
 
if any one knows where i can buy a bolt slide lever/pin for a universal m1 carbine 3rd generation:confused. or even just the bolt and thread size i could fabricate one. please help ive already tried numrich and most other big timers. :confused:

smokpole 04-21-2016 06:18 PM

Riverbank has a well deserved reputation for selling repro parts as originals. You show always be suspicious of any parts supplier who seems to have endless supplies of rare parts. They also have a very high restocking fee if you do return something that isn't right. I advise against doing business with this outfit. And I did receive a faked part from them. It was supposed to be an early IP mag catch. It turned out to be a late style catch that the face of the catch had been ground off to hide the M marking on the face and was reblued! Then it was stamped IP. Well there are some pretty distinct differences in the early and late mag catches and IP never made a type 3 catch which is what this one was. That is my personal experience, and I've heard many similar tales from others.


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