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Old August 10th, 2007, 17:19   #16
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Legalities aside, the real point in case is that the manufacturing of goods gets sent abroad.

Even if you had a potential market for a million units, you won't find labour in Canada that can compete with the price of labour in China. Unless you're offering something no one else is offering, people will go for the better deal. Even if you are offering something of superior quality (such as CNC machined parts) the higher cost will erode your market base.

So your market is pretty much only Canadian, and that would assume parts and guns couldn't be imported at all, which isn't currently the case.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 17:32   #17
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Damn, I've been trying to mill a V2 mechbox out of stainless steel, just for fun. Looks like I need to try out a V3 instead.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 18:13   #18
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Damn, I've been trying to mill a V2 mechbox out of stainless steel, just for fun. Looks like I need to try out a V3 instead.
I'd grab one so fast, yours eardrums would burst.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 18:30   #19
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Don't hold your breath. It was something I was trying out for an experiment. I wanted to see if my mill could handle making something small so I used the lower half of an ICS mechbox. It worked out ok, but I'm definitely no fabrication tech. When my roomie gets back from the north pole I'll ask him to make a V3 out of billet stainless and see if it's cost effective. Again, I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 18:55   #20
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Don't hold your breath. It was something I was trying out for an experiment. I wanted to see if my mill could handle making something small so I used the lower half of an ICS mechbox. It worked out ok, but I'm definitely no fabrication tech. When my roomie gets back from the north pole I'll ask him to make a V3 out of billet stainless and see if it's cost effective. Again, I wouldn't hold your breath.
lol.. No worries man. I'm just dreaming..
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Old August 10th, 2007, 19:43   #21
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I did a measure-up once of a v3 gearbox against an Armalite... unless you want your receiver to NOT look like an Armalite... then you won't be jamming a v3 gearbox in to an M4 or M16 any time soon.

As for manufacturing replicas in Canada - there's something you may have heard of called "copyright law" that's pretty heavy-handed and well-enforced in Canada. I'm sure the cost of that legal suit will cost you WAY more than any money you'd make or save off manufacturing that part.

Why can metal parts be replicated/manufactured in Taiwan with near 1:1 precision? Because Taiwan is a copyright black hole. For whatever reason, international copyright law doesn't apply in Taiwan - they can't be touched.

As for replicas made in China? That government is so corrupt, as long as local enforcement is paid off, they'll turn a blind eye.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 19:54   #22
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As for replicas made in China? That government is so corrupt, as long as local enforcement is paid off, they'll turn a blind eye.
Some days I wonder if these clones are coming from a place like those Chinese brick factories, where they kidnap people and force them into slavery. Then when you get caught, the government kills you. That'd never happen here.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 20:00   #23
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Some days I wonder if these clones are coming from a place like those Chinese brick factories, where they kidnap people and force them into slavery. Then when you get caught, the government kills you. That'd never happen here.


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Old August 10th, 2007, 20:11   #24
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stainless is crap, use 4140 steel or 7075 aluminum
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Old August 10th, 2007, 20:37   #25
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Some days I wonder if these clones are coming from a place like those Chinese brick factories, where they kidnap people and force them into slavery. Then when you get caught, the government kills you. That'd never happen here.
Who cares? We're getting cheaply priced replicas for airsoft. That's all that concerns me.

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For whatever reason, international copyright law doesn't apply in Taiwan - they can't be touched.
Probably because it's not considered a legitimate state.
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OK..so what about getting the bodies built in pieces that pass code and are assembled here in Canukistan?

Now where did I put that loophole detector??
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OK..so what about getting the bodies built in pieces that pass code and are assembled here in Canukistan?

Now where did I put that loophole detector??
Bodies in pieces? What, like a Jigsaw puzzle to assemble the solid receiver?
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Some days I wonder if these clones are coming from a place like those Chinese brick factories, where they kidnap people and force them into slavery. Then when you get caught, the government kills you. That'd never happen here.
Or so you think... O_o
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