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A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:44:20 PM »
While doing some improvements to the Sumatra 2500/500 cc .22 such as de-burring, polishing and increasing the adjustment range,  I made the ghastly mistake of not putting the transfer sleeve in my parts tray and instead just set it on my work bench, oops. Well, I heard it fall and looked for over an hour for it to no avail. I began a search on the web that lasted for almost a week, contacting all the tuners, parts sources and Seneca itself and the answer was the same every time except Seneca that never even responded, this part is only available in the rifle! Oh what a situation I was in. This was over a month ago!

Well, last weekend I was out in the shop tinkering with another gun and I almost fell after slipping on something in the floor. It was indeed my transfer sleeve and it was apparent that it was not the first time I had stepped on it, breaking off a chunk of one of the ends where the o-ring is retained. Not to mention the scarring on it from rolling around among small steel scraps. Yeah, I should have swept them up but wasn't about to attempt it while the part was unaccounted for.

I contacted numerous folks that had always said that if I needed a part made, they would produce it for me and not one answer from any of them. Finally, I posted it on one of the social media pages and got a response within five minutes. He said, ship the wrecked one to him and he would make one himself and ship it back to me for a great price. I took the gamble and sent it to him and paid him. He received it Wednesday evening and this morning he shipped out a brand new Transfer sleeve that he made himself and anodized!

Talk about a life saver! Just goes to show, never give up regardless of the situation. Be persistent, someone has the answer you need!

The first Photo is the wrecked sleeve. The second has the new sleeve on the left and the old on the right!

Kudos to MCairguns! Maverick Stone is the man of the month!


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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 08:51:40 PM »
Excellent! I’ve bought grips from Maverick and they are top quality.
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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 05:33:48 AM »
Where else can you find folks of that caliber (no pun intended)?
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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 08:34:06 PM »
You should have contacted me. I'll make certain parts for certain people.
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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 08:36:01 PM »
You should have contacted me. I'll make certain parts for certain people.

Been out of the network for awhile and to be honest, it didn’t even cross my mind. I will keep that in mind in the future though and I never expect anything for nothing.
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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 11:31:38 AM »
Will Piatt not only tunes Sumatras, but he makes parts also. Sumatras are prone to blowing out their poppets. Will makes a nice one that lasts...

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Re: A solution to the Sumatra Parts Conundrum
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 12:41:56 PM »
Will Piatt not only tunes Sumatras, but he makes parts also. Sumatras are prone to blowing out their poppets. Will makes a nice one that lasts...

https://sites.google.com/site/saddlemountaingunsmith/

Thanks for the heads up.
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