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Old July 16th, 2019, 12:38 PM #1
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Springfield Sporters sold to Century

Here ya go, listed on www.ssporters.com. I hope Russell and the Rodgers family did well, as he always treated me well on my seemingly never-ending parts searches.
Curious to see how this all shakes out with Century. Believe that there's still a large inventory held by SS in both firearms and parts.
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Old July 16th, 2019, 01:04 PM #2
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They shut down before I could visit. Is century moving the supplies to their warehouse?
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Interesting. I'd have expected a surplus parts company like Numrich or SARCO to buy their inventory, but never a company like Century. Maybe they'll monkey together some FrankenBubba stuff.
Be a shame if they ruin good parts or use for crap.
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If there's a way to goof this up, Century will find it.
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If there's a way to goof this up, Century will find it.
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Glad I bought my Mouser stuff a while ago.
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Wasn't Century one of the biggest importers at one time? I feel like CAI is stamped on almost every important milsurp.
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They were and are a big importer but the stuff they sell under their own name is usually crap. Some years back a co-worker bought a Century Arms clone of the FN-FAL...he was real happy with it until he tried cleaning it and the finish wiped off. Then he was pissed.

Century seems to go after the cheapest surplus guns to resell...which was usually the guns in the crappiest condition. I realize if Century didn't import this stuff someone else would have but during the '80s and '90s most everything with the "CAI" import stamp was the dregs of surplus.
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I'm going to try and look at it as a positive thing. Russell seemed for years to be struggling to keep SS afloat. He certainly wasn't competitive with Numrich or Sarco in the parts business. Lord knows how much more is sitting there, slowly rusting away. I was there for the big auction two decades ago when Russell's father passed. In the end Sarco and Century swooped in and bought up most of the lots of rifles and parts offered for sale. It's a huge facility and I only saw a fraction of it. Here's to hoping Century does a good job and saves what's there before it is ruined by time and neglect.
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well at least now maybe the parts will get sold, i need some stocks and stuff but im not sure how or when Century will do it.
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