We have been running behind here at Empire as we have both been
horribly ill the past two weeks. We both caught the flu while at the
Lakeland show two weekend ago (lots of folks from the frozen North
sneezing & coughing at our tables and us with nowhere to run it
was inevitable) and though it's been years since either of us has
been THAT ill we really weren't prepared for it and it hit us HARD.
We were just starting to feel better when we had to go set-up at the
Jacksonville show last weekend. What a mistake! While we had a lot
of sales (several dozen over two days) and bought a lot of really
cool items at that show the exertion caused a hard-core relapse of
the flu and we have both literally been confined to bed since we got
back Sunday night until yesterday morning when our fever finally
As a consequence we are quite behind in our orders and are trying
desperately to catch up. We both still feel like crap, but stuff
STILL has to be done. This is the literally closest I have come to
death in 30 years... no kidding! Please bear with us if your order
is one of those that has been delayed... you are not our ONLY
customer, you know, though we try our best to make you feel like it!
Most of this week's "new stuff" list was written a week or more ago,
and most of the items have photos. It's a pretty large list and will
likely be the LAST for quite awhile (maybe a month... after my return
from Louisville on the 25th). We have been planning a "Spring
Cleaning" type list of odds and ends that we may send out between now
and then, but that still remains to be seen.
We will be CLOSED from February 12th - 19th for Speed Weeks here in
Daytona (stop your snickering...) but will keep up with our
correspondance throughout and will even have a shipping-day or two
during that time-period. NASCAR is my wife Desiree's passion and
since she works her butt off here at Empire Arms (my "hobby") it is
only fitting that I make her happy and support her hobby a couple
times a year (and avoid "burnout" in the process).
We bought some more of those excellent-condition Russian Model 91
Mosin Nagant bayonets, as well as some for the Russian 91/30, and
have been able to reduce the price to $35 apiece until we are sold
We also just acquired a very small supply of Italian military 6.5
CARCANO ball ammo that we are selling @ $1.25 per round (10 round
minimum order) that we have not yet listed on our AMMO page as we do
not expect it to last that long.
As far as our WANT-LIST service goes, we will be dropping itens from
it that are over six months old as the size has simply become
unmanagable. Please be VERY SPECIFIC about what you are looking for
as general entries such as "rifles used in WWII" will be dropped
immediately. We need effective search-criteria to use this, so if
you are looking for a Luger it would be a good idea to put "P-08" in
the description as well.
Before this post becomes a book, I better tell you where our "new
stuff" page is located:
As always, EVERY item on the list is actually available the very
second we send this notification out, but some items will inevitably
be ON HOLD or SOLD by the time you eventually check your email
and "hit" the page. Remember that "I WANT IT!" takes priority over
every other email such as "I'm kinda interested, put it ON HOLD until
I get permission from my S.O. to buy it" etcetera, etcetera,
etcetera, and be CERTAIN to identify yourself and indicate how you
will be making payment in your email.
Dennis Kroh, owner, Empire Arms
95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
(904) 677-7314 FAX only (904) 677-7324