Yep, they finally came in. When I got home, I saw the box and decided to wait as I've been really worried about how they would turn out. Normally its like Christmas all over again. But, after reading some of the reviews I've been a little apprehensive. So, I waited almost 2 hours before opening them up. Now, I wish I wouldn't have.
I got 3 tantals and polish underfolder. First off, let me tell you that I think these were the worst packed kits I have ever received..especially for higher dollar kits. They got a couple of LARGE zip lock bags and put everything in them. Then wrapped the barrel and trunnion in a trash bag and dumped them all into this gunny sack. Then they rolled the gunny sack up and taped it shut. They put 2 of these each in one box. Everything was oversized so all of the parts got the tumble job all the way from Texas to Georgia.
First kit: Top cover, folder, and most small parts probably had around 50% paint left. Matching numbers
Second kit: Top cover, folder, and most small parts probably had around 40% finish left. Non-matching numbers
Third kit: Entire kit probably had 80% finish. Matching numbers
Each kits trunnion were nicked, one really bad with the saw or grinder from cutting the trunnion rivets out.
I have yet to determine which parts I'm missing and not missing. I know the small parts don't exactly match from kit to kit.
Mags don't have much finish and some have dings in them.
: Looks really nice. Matching number with probably 90% finish. Magazine is new, no marks at all. Bayonet is nice but doesn't match.
It appears that I got overcharged for the kits too. I did add an extra one to my order after the order was initiall placed, but they all were shipped together.
Can anyone remind me what these were advertised as far as condition? Were they advertised as matching numbers too? How did the rest of you guys fare. At this point, I could really hang on to all of them but the one that doesn't match. It has the worst finish and really got ate up by the grinder on the trunnion. You win some and lose some with these group buys on weaponeer. I have no issues with weaponeer, but sometimes wish these companies would do a better job of representing what they are selling us.