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Old 02-05-2014, 05:23 PM #1
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AKA is Pending final SALE all remaining Viking and Excal Stock to be DESTROYED!

Just heard from Eileen's agent that the transfer of stock and finalization of the sale of AKA paintball is pending inspection of goods and final payment.

Best of luck in the sale Eileen and can't wait to do business with the new owner!

Have been asking to purchase remaining inventory of gun bodies and was told unequivocally they will be destroyed and sold as scrap!

So if you have an 04 stock viking or excal it just got alot harder to get anywhere else. The bodies will NOT be going to the new owner. My understanding is they will have other parts but will not be able to make new viking or excalibur guns as there will be NO bodies to make them with.

Sucks to see these go in the trash. Apparently there was a limit to how many could be sold and that limit has been reached! Stupid lawsuit from 10 years ago strikes again! FSP indeed glad the company is dead and patent is expiring.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:45 PM #2
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Great news for Eileen! Any word on who purchased them?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:58 PM #3
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Agreed, great news for Eileen. Sorry to hear they're destroying all remaining stock though.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:05 PM #4
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Fantastic! Now, wheres this dumpster located?

On a more serious note, I hope shes handling everything well, Im sure this sale is bitter sweet : /
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:17 PM #5
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:18 PM #6
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I am tempted to call every scrap metal place near where she lives and send em pictures of the bodies asking to buy them when they get dropped off!

I am sure the buyer will announce soon.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:30 PM #7
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Disappointing and good news at the same time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:31 PM #8
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Have you tried contacting the prospective buyer to see if you can arrange anything with them? Also, do you know if it's just the bodies being scraped, or all unfinished parts (feednecks, regulators, ect.). Seems like such a waste either way, although I understand Eileen wanting to be done with everything and move on with her life. I'm glad she was able to sell so quickly.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:43 PM #9
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If I had to bet, I'd say they would be coming through the company that I work for. We get the scrap through here all the time from Tippmann. I think we get the stuff from Tiberius as well.
Trust me, the wheels are all ready turning in my head.
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If I had to bet, I'd say they would be coming through the company that I work for. We get the scrap through here all the time from Tippmann. I think we get the stuff from Tiberius as well.
Trust me, the wheels are all ready turning in my head.
If you get them let Matt and I know. We really wanted to make a Valhalla Excal
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:24 PM #11
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I am tempted to call every scrap metal place near where she lives and send em pictures of the bodies asking to buy them when they get dropped off!

I am sure the buyer will announce soon.
Good luck to you on that. I HOPE that they aren't demilled/swiss cheesed before the scrapping process.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:36 PM #12
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:49 PM #13
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I'm glad they sold quickly, it sucks they are destroying all those bodies. I wonder who bought them.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:58 PM #14
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If you get them let Matt and I know. We really wanted to make a Valhalla Excal
The location that I work at is the major distribution hub and processing center for scrap metal for Northeast Indiana, Ohio and Michigan The Indy yard is just a retail yard. So everything they buy comes through here. So if they recycle it with us, I'll probably see it.
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Good luck to you on that. I HOPE that they aren't demilled/swiss cheesed before the scrapping process.
Well maybe someone could make lexan windows and create the lightest Viking ever?
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If you get them let Matt and I know. We really wanted to make a Valhalla Excal
My lord that would make my....life!
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:04 PM #17
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My lord that would make my....life!
All we need is parts! Machinist is ready anodizing readily available . . . Just parts . . . Oh and a little money.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:29 PM #18
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By chance.. Would these come with the frenzy frame if it does happen? I'm sure if you had the parts, and started a preorder list, you could get some upfront money by those on the list!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:57 PM #19
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No need to even talk about it till we get a sure thing on some bodies. I do get the feeling a new project is going to happen soon though.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:54 PM #20
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It's a 50/50 that I might see them. Talked with Jared and he strongly feels that the Merlin bodies have already been disposed of. Haven't really been keeping an eye out so those might have passed right by.

The Indy yard does some processing but not much and they do process extruded aluminum. But it's up to the planet manager if he feels like messing with it or not. Last load we got from them was 2 weeks ago. They only ship when they get a full load and that all depends on the volume they're getting in. Course there are other scrap companies to deal with as well.

Should try getting in touch with Eileen and see if she'll sell them to you as scrap since that's what's going to happen anyway. Whatever the scrap prices are, beat it. I'll be happy to drive down and pick them up
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:11 AM #21
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I think they only way you might get an excal body is by ordering through the website. If she is still shipping orders she might sell individual kits.

The merlin extrusion I think will survive. The bodies being destroyed is a shame.
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