This particular thread was posted today by one of the members on a board that I moderate on and I thought to pass it along here for the benefit of the membership as well........
His thread begins:
Here is a letter from a customer. He asked to remain anonymous. For those who doubted the earlier information, I have known this guy for approx 10 years and consider him reliable. Here it is unedited:
As a past and happy customer of yours over the years, I thought that you should know that the newly manufactured MKS M14 receivers and rifles are now deemed ILLEGAL by the ATF.
Yesterday, I received a phone call and message on my answering machine from the local ATF office. I returned the phone call this morning only to find out to my horror that my new M14 receivers are subject to seizure or voluntary surrender. The ATF agent handling the case kindly stated that the receivers are illegal. He did agree to try to get more specific information from the originating office, but currently had nothing more than that. He also agreed that time would be granted for any required disassembly.
Since you have been instrumental in rallying the M14 troops over past issues surrounding the MKS products, I thought that you should be the first to know.
I wish to remain anonymous and please do not forward my name or email address to anyone. The experience and financial loss is embarrassing and shameful enough for me right now. This is all the information that I wish to share at this time. Itís most likely that arrangements will be made by later today for the final disposition and release of the receivers to the ATF.
Itís only too sad to think that a finely machined and masterful piece of historic representation is going to end up in a crusher.
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