Since I'm new here, some people may not be aware I have sold these in the past on other forums. These are the Russian variety made of M2 HS Tool steel, Rc 62-64 hardness, correct size etc. These were designed by me the year before last and every once in awhile there is enough interest for a manufacturing run. The minimum run is 5 sets to offset the toolup costs. Normally I do a 10 set run as the cost is about 5 bucks lower.
Now we have 4 buyers interested in the Russian variety and getting ready to do another run. At the last minute I am holding off to see if there is enough interest in a set with Bulgarian cyrillic, as well as the Russian.
This would be easy enough to do by having the manufacturer replace the O with an E in the second stamp. I am in for one set myself so I need 4 more buyers. This would bring the total to 10 sets - 5 CCCP and 5 Bulgy.
The price was increased on the Russian sets based on a run of 5 sets divided between 5 buyers and is $85. shipped to you. I have not requested a bid yet on the Bulg. stamps but I am hoping the price is in the same range or lower. It should be lower for all sets based on 10 total. That will be updated as I get the Bulg. design worked out with the factory. I would be paying any out of pocket tooling setup fee myself, since I would own the cad design as with the Russian stamps.
As a warning - these stamps require some skill and additional tooling to use. I use them in a special holder that slips onto a hyd press ram, as it is more precise than using a hammer. I also spot anneal the exact locations on the hardened recievers and use a jewelers sized flame for this. The Rc 42 hardness recievers will wear these out prematurely if not spot annealed. A backing support is used that is contoured to the inside of the reciever, to keep from dimpling the reciever. If you build using flats then it's all a piece of cake.
These stamps were designed because I prefer the stamped look as opposed to the laser engraved look, which is way too pretty to me.
Please post any interest here and use my email address for additional correspondence:
Update : Looking at adding the Bulgarian stamp as a single unit since only the semi-auto stamp is different between the Bulg. and Russian. This would mean a 3 pc set to do both Bulgarian and Russian , rather than a 4 pc set. Makes it more affordable. Estimated $126.50 shipped but will post the bottom line when the factory gets back in touch. The 2 pc Russian set will still be an option of course. A 2 pc strictly Bulgarian set is also an option but I predict most interest will be for the CCCP sets.
Admins : If this post is in the wrong location please let me know. Likewise, if this post is improper in any way, let me know.