Thursday, August 18, 2005

Numrich Gun Parts - Caution Advised

If you are going to buy gun parts from Numrich Gun parts, be particularly careful. It appears that they sell "knock-off" parts that aren't always up the the original spec's. I don't have a problem with having parts made when they are otherwise not available, but they should be made to the same standards as the original.

The LAST time I dealt with those people I had ordered a part that when it arrived, was defective, and failed on first use. I called them up, and sent it back, and they sent me another one. Also defective.

Since the failure of the part could lead to a slide coming back and hitting the shooter in the eye, I telephoned them so they could at least re-inspect all of the parts in that production lot, and take out any defective ones.

To my amazement, the person on the phone didn't care that there was a safety hazard. I asked to talk to her supervisor, but was told that the supervisor was too busy to talk to me. I asked to talk to one of their parts buyers or gunsmiths, and was told that they too were also way too busy to talk to me.

Not much else I could do. I DID keep one of the "New-Defective" parts, however, in case I ever need to verify my story.

Although you should inspect any new parts carefully before installing them, if you buy anything from Numrich's, inspect them VERY carefully. Sometime's they may be the only choice, so be careful.

I bought a good condition used part on e-Bay, and it's been working fine ever since.........

13 Comments:

At Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Azreel said...

well THAT's dissappointing.

I was about to order some parts for my AMT from numrich, since AMT doesn't exist anymore. I'll have to explore other options first before ordering from them. AMT parts are sooo hard to find tho.

 
At Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were you aware that the Analog Kid ordered some slick-shooter loading ramp part for his 1187 and Numrich sent the wrong one?

Sound like a trend there, Sir Completeness.

Based on the both of youse's experience in such a short period, I'd say that something has gone seriously wrong out there...gonna check into it, see if there has been a change of management or someother fool thing.

Rivrdog

 
At Friday, August 19, 2005 6:27:00 PM, Blogger Publicola said...

I've ordered from Numrich before & I've always been satisfied with what they sent. I've also talked with them quite a bit & gotten polite service.

It sounds to me as if you just had a bad expereince which was compounded by talking to an unhelpful person over there.

I wouldn't necessarily stop buying from them, just be a little more careful when I order (as in asking if it's a factory part or aftermarket).

 
At Friday, August 19, 2005 7:46:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

I think it was their total "Don't Care - Go Away" attitude that amazed me the most, even when I told them that there was a potential safety hazard and someone could be injured. Usually anyone in the gun biz pays attention when a lawsuit is a possibility.

I sure hope no one got hurt.....

 
At Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have bought from Numrich,Many times present and past,Everything was bagged labled with the part and number and all original quality parts,I have never had to call them on anything for years now,Just what did you order from them ,you did not bother to mention what the part was?What it went to etc,Kinda gives people that shop at Numrich regularly the feeling you did not mention that for a reason,could it be a crappy designed cheap gun your to embarrassed to mention,then yes id bet the parts are suspect as with any cheap gun .Why dont you tell us what the part was that failed twice and how it failed under what conditions ,Did you buy a 70$ Davis pistol and expect it to perform like a 1911???I dont give you any credibility when you fail to mention the gun type,what the part was and how you were useing it when it failed twice in a row,Numrich would not sell parts like that nor would any other reputiable dealer as if they did and gund failed and the bolt etc as you say blew up in there faces,there would be severe liability issues,that would have long ago put them out of bussiness,also consider that the parts were just fine and your gun is worn junk and 2 sets of perfectly good parts you installed failed in the gun,that does not sound like a part problem that sounds like a gun problem ,Maybe you should take your gun to a qualifed gunsmith,have it inspected before your part you bought off of ebay from god knows where it came from fails also,as it sounds like it is inevitablely going to happen again in whatever your shooting it in.I would take a long established companys reputation and word againsted your anytime,esp since you failed to even mentionwhat your gun is and the part.

 
At Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:36:00 AM, Anonymous johnny poison said...

Numrich is a top notch parts dealer and if it was aftermarket it would have been fully disclosed. Any issues with wrong or unservicable parts there are quick refunds or exchanges. Mr AZREEL I also have amt backups in which I rebuilt from the bare frame and will state for the record ALL parts were factory original and in my case NEW!. On the other hand you will not find Amt parts anywhere else but Numrich until the department of justice releases Amt ceased assets.

good luck!

 
At Wednesday, October 08, 2008 2:21:00 PM, Anonymous johnny poison said...

Oh ya forgot!
I would like to take a moment and respond to all those blogs on the net where the IAI, OMC, and AMT backup pistols are so unfaily represented as jamming, misfiring cheap junk. The fact is the original backup single action 1911 design was the absolute best of its time and still holds it own proving to be more accurate , safer & reliable than its little brother just born ruger LCP. the polymer frame has already been proven to be less durable than the glock and is nothing more than a copy of a imported gun that has already been around for a decade.For all you cry babies that cannot get your AMT SA backup to function correctly listen carefully go to gunbroker.com and sell it to a good home. I have owned 15 or more backups some needed feed ramp polishing , firing pin, hammer spring etc, small 50 cent parts replaced and they all worked perfectly. They do not make cheap guns out of solid stainless steel. helpful hint keep the firing pin resting on a snap cap and hammer forward when storing, clean every 250 rounds, use white litheuim lube on frame and slide rails, and final note get magazine spring upgrade at wolfsprings.com they are 5% stonger making ejection , feeding and chambering rounds more reliable. One last fact the ruger .380 lcp will not handle lawman , corbon, +p and a few other loads just call ruger and they will tell you themselvesthe same thing. I have fired 380 winchester ranger police ammo, corbon, talon, +p and lawman ammo including some hot hand loads and my little stainless steel backup is built tough like a tank!

good luck!

 
At Friday, November 28, 2008 6:41:00 AM, Blogger Ray said...

Hi,

looking for a hammer and firing pin spring for an AMT backup .45

thanks,

Ray

 
At Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:57:00 PM, Anonymous matetski said...

i have been ordering parts from numrich for 15 years.
I have never had a bad part. They go and look for parts at my request. They are alwas patient and informational. I am now 83 yrs old, and think they whipper snapper s complaint is some what exzagerated.

 
At Friday, November 12, 2010 4:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i to have used numrich to find a slid for a universal 30 cal carbine,it took awhile but they came threw.well i fitted it and took it out to shoot it and after the first round the spot welds on it gave way and i called them and they said they where having trouble with them and sent me another one that worked fine.another thing most parts you buy need to be installed by a gunsmith because they need to be fitted to your gun!all moving parts wear and when you try to put a new part in it most times it will jam up and fail,they need to have the sharp edges rounded off and well just fitted to your gun.so if you don't want to pay to have them installed right then don't cry when your gun blows up!!!!

 
At Friday, April 22, 2011 6:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought an M1 Carbine recoil spring from Numrich (egunparts)and it turns out that it was an aftermarket make. It was made shorter than the original. My carbine was unreliable with it.

I have found that the company is an invaluable source for hard to find parts but the buyer must beware and check fit and function of parts thoroughly.

 
At Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are desperate enough to deal with Numrich, BEWARE! When you have to return the wrong part they may send, insure it or at least get a delivery confirmaton. Otherwise, they will claim they never received it. The high prices and shipping charges are bad enough, to get nothing but excuses is unacceptable. I don't trust these people!

 
At Monday, June 18, 2012 4:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think you can get any good deals by selling them your gun parts either. I sent them several gun stocks, worth at least $100 plus shipping total. All I got back was a check for $35 bucks. That was money for my parts plus my shipping coverage. What a joke and a rip off. I will never do business with this company again.

 

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