I spoke to a very apologetic BATFE Agent today who told me a decision will be reached tomorrow and he will call me and send a letter of approval this week.
I will offer the 1018 plates that you need to use stamped rails with at $55 a set plus actual shipping, no rails, no bottom included.
I will also offer russian type III, Hungarian, North Korean and M70 Yugo plates in 4130 WITH material to make rails and the bottom, also 4130, for $75 plus actual shipping.
(in other words 1018 is $55+12 for rails=$67 and you would still need the bottom to complete say $2-3 more so the 4130 is a better way to go in my opinion and doesn't really cost more in the end)
What I need is a email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
what plates you need
As this is posted on several sites and people have linked others to it the email will be used as the ONLY contact to order. This will tell me how much steel to order and a standard format will help prevent me from feeling like I am trying to herd cats...
For YUGO M64,
send the above BUT I need to know how many people want the left side contour as close as I can get it, or if you want it like it is in the build thread on the folder. Once I can guage the #s I can settle a price for these. The material is thicker and needs several extra steps. I'm guessing only $5-10 more to get them closer.
FINALLY I think we can go ahead on this, thank you all for your patience in waiting for the BATFE.