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Thread: Robar NP3+ on Action Parts

  1. #21
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    I ran across this on 1911Forum ...

    https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=998518
    Well, I just got off the phone with Robar. They confirm that they have suspended all firearms customization and refinishing work. Reason given was that they have not been able to keep up with the gunsmithing workload, and the refinishing side of the business (I specifically asked about NP3) was no longer cost effective for them.

  2. #22
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    Yup, it looks like Robar is exiting the retail firearm smithing and finishing business. Robar's website says,

    ***We are not accepting Firearms for Custom Gunsmith Work, Repairs ,or Metal Finish at this time. Please check back with us beginning of next month. Contact us via email at info@robarguns.com prior to shipping any parts or firearms.***
    https://robarguns.com/order-forms-2/

  3. #23
    Dang! I've got a couple of projects in mind for NP3. I hope they resume metal refinishing at some point.

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    I wonder if this will affect the Langdon Beretta projects?

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    ...seems like a temporary issue, based on what they said.
    Last edited by Sauer Koch; 08-28-2019 at 03:50 PM.

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    Here is the Robar letter. It says "scale back", not "closing", but it mentions some projects will not be completed.
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    Hopefully they will release something official, and clarify what services will, and will not, be available, if any. But, the fact that theyíre sending guns back that are not done is a clear sign of them closing, IMO. (?)

    And no mention of where to go for NP3-like coatings...I was seriously considering sending them my P30 to have NP3+ put on the slide and small parts...this blows!
    Last edited by Sauer Koch; 08-28-2019 at 07:25 PM.

  8. #28
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    Reading between the lines tells me that this part of the business was losing money. The terrible market condition in the gun industry affects all areas. Or new buyers may plan to acquire the company and choose not to engage in this part of it.

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    Didnít Robbie Barkman keep the industrial/military side of the business?

    I thought Freddie Blish bought the firearms portion.

    It sucks if they stop refinishing firearms.
    We need to eat the babies!

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Didnít Robbie Barkman keep the industrial/military side of the business?

    I thought Freddie Blish bought the firearms portion.

    It sucks if they stop refinishing firearms.
    Robbie kept the finishing business. Having used him for finishing at my last employer, I will say this: You need to do volume to keep prices down (finishing prices are super reasonable. But, prep prices are batch). Think 100+ pieces at a time. The number of gunsmithing shops that can do that is small.


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