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  • Dennis Jay Kroh
    Our next new stuff notification will be sent-out sometime early next week. . . been busily catching up with orders and until that is done there is no point
    Message 1 of 8 , Nov 7, 2001
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      Our next "new stuff" notification will be sent-out sometime early
      next week. . . been busily catching up with orders and until that is
      done there is no point offering MORE things to sell.

      One point I would like to make. . . the mail is EXTREMELY SLOW here
      in Florida and the letters we got today had all been postmarked Oct.
      17th-20th (one letter, from Orlando, had been postmarked 10/27, only
      11 days to travel 60 miles).

      This is largely due to the ANTHRAX scare (the media reported that as
      much as 70% of the postal workers in this area called in "sick" last
      week). They may also be doing some kind of treatment to the mail in
      this area that delays it. . . I don't know, and I don't like it but
      that's the way it is (for now, anyway).

      The point I am trying to make is that we still have a LARGE stack of
      orders for which we are awaiting their related FFL's to arrive, and a
      LARGE PART of my time over the past couple weeks has been spent
      answering emails and phone-calls asking "when are you shipping my
      stuff"???

      Look, if you are mailing a FFL or check, don't just ass-u-me that if
      you stick a 34 cent stamp on the envelope it will magically arrive
      here a couple days later. . . in these post-9/11 times THAT is simply
      *NOT* happening, folks! If you are in a hurry PLEASE use Priority
      mail or (better yet) UPS or FEDEX 1st or 2nd day air to send it. If
      you *DIDN'T* do that, then PLEASE do not give us grief about it. . .
      your paperwork will get here when it gets here and no amount of
      griping and/or grumbling at us will make it happen any faster! You
      will get an email with UPS tracking # when your item(s) are picked up
      and on their way to you. There is nothing else we can do!

      You should ALSO realize that any BILLS you are paying and mailing are
      likely being delayed as well, and I urge you all to challenge
      any "late fees" that may be incurred over this last month or so
      because of delays in delivery (I am told that most credit-card and
      utility companies will take those late-fees off your bill if you call
      them as they realize that this is happening as well but their
      computers do not).

      I have been VERY TEMPTED to restrict future sales of ALL firearms to
      *ONLY* those whose FFL's are *ALREADY* on-file with us and who are
      using a credit-card (or C.O.D.) for payment (like Century Arms and
      virtually ALL the gun-distributors do) so we don't have to deal with
      all these incredible hassles and delays, but so far Desiree has
      managed to talk me out of going that far (for now, anyway).

      However, I *URGE* any of you who are ON this mailing-list and who
      READ this message and who THINK that they may want to buy something
      from us eventually to send us a signed copy of your FFL (or your
      transfer-dealers FFL) if you have NOT done so already. Make CERTAIN
      that you include your email address so we can notify you immediately
      that it has arrived and is now on-file, and we can perhaps avoid any
      delays processing YOUR future order(s).

      I also urge those of you who have not read our "Terms of Sale"
      (http://www.empirearms.com/terms.htm) lately to do so now, as nearly
      all of the questions we are continually asked via email & phone are
      answered in there somewhere.

      Note that our AREA CODE has changed from 904 to 386 (the new one
      spells "FUN") and that the old 904 area-code will no longer work.

      Well, that is my RANT for today (I really feel better now). . . I
      hope it was both informative and enlightening.

      E-ya later!

      Dennis Kroh, owner, Empire Arms
      e-mail: kroh@...
      95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
      (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
      web-site: http://www.empirearms.com
    • empirearms
      Well, I am finally back from our buying-trips and working on several New Stuff lists which will be going out starting early next week (fair warning). Most of
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 17, 2002
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        Well, I am finally back from our buying-trips and working on
        several "New Stuff" lists which will be going out starting early next
        week (fair warning).

        Most of what we were able to acquire has been interesting and
        uncommon handguns, but there have been a few nice military rifle
        acquisitions as well.

        We also were able to hand-pick some of the rare and unusual ALBANIAN
        SKS rifles in the finest condition we have yet seen. All are
        excellent, with 95-98% bluing on the metal, perfect chrome-lined
        bores, all-matching numbers, and decent wood with some dings and
        scratches from being palletized while in storage along with signs of
        minor usage.

        Price for these is $350 POSTPAID (lower 48 only) and includes an
        olive-green web-sling and a 10-pocket bandoleer with wooden
        fasteners. These are also C&R eligible.

        Check out our "books" page (http://www.empirearms.com/books.htm) for
        our latest acqusition, "Collecting Bolt-Action Military Rifles", an
        extremely useful hardbound work.

        We should be sticking around the home-front for the next three weeks,
        leading up to the massive "GREAT EASTERN" gun-show in Louisville
        Sept. 21-22.
      • Dennis Jay Kroh
        We just added around thirty more hand-picked Russian-captured Nazi 98k rifles to our 98k page at http://www.empirearms.com/Nazi-98k.htm We do indeed have more
        Message 3 of 8 , Nov 1, 2002
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          We just added around thirty more hand-picked Russian-captured Nazi
          98k rifles to our 98k page at http://www.empirearms.com/Nazi-98k.htm

          We do indeed have more of these rifles (a couple hundred yet
          unlisted), but prefer not to get overwhelmed with orders and thus
          have a shipping-problem getting them out to people so we are listing
          them a little at a time as as they sell-down we will list more. All
          were personally hand-picked and they are TOP of the line, no doubt!
          We also have quite a few RARITIES to offer for the more
          discriminating collector.

          EMPIRE ARMS has also just acquired some excellent-condition Belgian
          FN-49 bayonets and have added them to our accessories page at
          http://www.empirearms.com/access.htm Most of the FN-49 we have
          seen offered for sale were literally beat-up JUNK, but not so this
          lot! There are seriously NICE!

          As I mentioned in my last missive to you, my wife (and partner)
          Desiree will be going into surgery on the 12th and will be flat on
          her back for at least 6 weeks. As she usually does all of the
          packing and shipping expect that department to be slow as Hell for
          the next couple months while I make a feeble attempt to cover for
          her until she is back on her feet. Yeah, I PROMISE not to push her
          to start back to work until she is actually ready. . . I've already
          gotten my ass busted by some of you who know me all too well! ;^>

          For the Christmas season we offer official
          EMPIRE ARMS GIFT CERTIFICATES
          which can be made out in ANY amount ($5 or more) and can be easily
          paid-for with a credit-card. Your mom-in-law doesn't know what to
          get you for Christmas? Tell her to buy you an "Empire Arms Gift
          Certificate" and show them where we are. We will even do our part
          to partake in the holiday spirit by paying HALF of the shipping of
          your gift to you (not including ammo) until Jan 1st, 2003 in
          conjunction with a EAGC..

          Well, wish me some SLEEP (I get very little, and you can no doubt
          tell), SANITY (very hard to maintain with so very much going on) and
          PATIENCE (which I evidently need some work on).

          I'll try to keep you all "in the loop" as far as what is happening
          with us as well. . .

          Good luck, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

          Dennis & Desireee Kroh, owners, Empire Arms
          e-mail: kroh@...
          95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
          (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
        • Dennis Jay Kroh <kroh@empirearms.com>
          I m finally home for awhile, and wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays! I did add about thirty Russian-captured 98k rifles on Wednesday night and another dozen
          Message 4 of 8 , Dec 20, 2002
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            I'm finally home for awhile, and wanted to wish you all Happy
            Holidays!

            I did add about thirty Russian-captured 98k rifles on Wednesday night
            and another dozen tonight. Many of these are scarce to rare and many
            have clear stock cartouches.

            See http://www.empirearms.com/Nazi-98k.htm for details.

            We will likely put out another "New Stuff" list between Christman and
            New Years. . . we do have some neat items for you to peruse. We have
            been able to keep totally caught-up with shipping (though I had
            initially feared the worst)so there should not be any delays for the
            near future.

            Have a Happy Christman and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

            Dennis & Desiree Kroh, owners, Empire Arms
            e-mail: kroh@...
            95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
            (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
            web-site: http://www.empirearms.com
          • Dennis Jay Kroh <kroh@empirearms.com>
            I just thought I would let you know that we are nearly SOLD OUT of the Russian captured Nazi 98k s and doubt if we will be able to acquire any more in the near
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 28, 2003
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              I just thought I would let you know that we are nearly SOLD OUT of
              the Russian captured Nazi 98k's and doubt if we will be able to
              acquire any more in the near future (aside from a small group of bnz
              single-rune rifles assembled at the Mauthausen concentration camp
              during 1943 & 1944 that we have already purchased and have yet to
              list).

              We just acquired some interesting Model 1933 Argentine short rifles
              in 7.65mm. . . for details (and photos) see
              http://www.empirearms.com/1933-argentine.htm

              We also have a small number of Russian 91/30 sniper rifles in
              excellent condition with matching numbers and clear optics @ $675
              apiece that we have yet to list on our "public" pages.

              Our next "new stuff" list won't be until next week at the earliest as
              we have run into a bit of a "dry" spell (it's been too cold down here
              for anyone to think about traveling to sell us anything). ;^p

              We will, as usual, be CLOSED for "Speed Weeks" here in Daytona Feb.
              8th-16th, and then CLOSED again Feb.19th-25th while I attend the
              Louisville "Show of Shows" and "National Gun Day" marathons. We will
              have a couple of shipping-days (on the 10th, 11th & 12th) and will be
              answering our emails remotely every day but otherwise will not be
              available during that entire period.

              Hope you are keeping warm and looking forward to the Spring (I know
              we are).

              GOD BLESS AMERICA and all our ships at sea!

              Dennis Kroh, owner, Empire Arms
              e-mail: kroh@...
              95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
              (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
              web-site: http://www.empirearms.com
            • Dennis Jay Kroh
              Desiree and I personally offer our moral-support to our troops abroad (including many of our customers who are doing their duty in the military). We hope that
              Message 6 of 8 , Mar 19, 2003
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                Desiree and I personally offer our moral-support to our troops abroad
                (including many of our customers who are doing their duty in the
                military). We hope that their tour is short and successful and that
                they return safely.

                We have just added the very last of the Russian-captured 98k's in our
                inventory to our web-pages at http://www.empirearms.com/Nazi-98k.htm
                (I know, the previous link that we supplied for that page did not
                work, but this one will). EMPIRE ARMS will not have any more of
                these available for several months at least, if even then, so this is
                your warning.

                I will be away on a buying-trip from Thursday, March 27th until at
                least Tuesday, April 8th. EMPIRE ARMS will therefore be CLOSED
                during that period and our web-pages will likely be taken off the web
                during that time as well.

                =====================================================================

                Yeoww! TEN YEARS!

                =====================================================================

                This month marks the TENTH (10th)ANNIVERSARY of the formation of
                EMPIRE ARMS. Desiree and I from the very beginning aimed our
                business-plan towards doing business on the internet, but in those
                days there was not much web-traffic. In no time at all, however, we
                became a major force in this venue and suddenly the business Empire
                Arms was doing began to outstrip that of our parent-company EMPIRE
                COINS, INC. (well known specialists for 22 years in ancient Greek and
                Roman Coins, http://www.empirecoins.com ). We valiantly attempted to
                run both companies at the same time for several years but by early
                1999 the writing was on the wall that we could do either ONE or the
                OTHER justice, so it was decided that we shut-down EMPIRE COINS in
                order to concentrate our efforts on EMPIRE ARMS totally and we really
                haven't looked back since!

                Apparently our business-plan was sound, as we currently have MUCH
                more business than we can reasonably handle and have only our
                faithful customers (you) to thank for it.

                We do PLEDGE to stay on the "cutting edge" of milsurp availability.
                As you well know we NEVER buy anything "blind" but I still PERSONALLY
                hand-pick every single firearm we offer for sale. With the ongoing
                military conflict with Iraq the availability of recently-imported
                firearms in the marketplace will likely be in jeopardy, but we will
                continue to offer complete collections and one-off purchases for you
                to peruse on a regular basis at (what we hope to be) competitive
                prices.

                We also want to remind you that we ARE the "HIGHER-BUYERS" when it
                comes to quality milsurp arms, and that we will most certainly be
                fair when evaluating your material (especially those items originally
                bought from us). We realize that selling milsurps isn't anything
                that anyone WANTS to do, but sometimes it becomes financially (or
                maritially) necessary.

                Have a nice spring (especially you guys in Colorado who got over TWO
                FEET of snow today) and we will be back in touch as soon as I get
                back from my upcoming trip and get all our new purchases logged-in.

                For those of you lucky enough to be able to go to the TULSA gun-show
                April 5-6, Dennis and BIG MIKE will no-doubt see you at the greatest
                show on Earth!

                Dennis & Desiree Kroh, owners
                EMPIRE ARMS
                e-mail: kroh@...
                95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
                (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
                web-site: http://www.empirearms.com
              • Dennis Jay Kroh
                No New Stuff list this week. . . gotta sell some of the old stuff before we can buy anything else (actually we have literally run out of room to put
                Message 7 of 8 , Jul 23, 2003
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                  No "New Stuff" list this week. . . gotta sell some of the "old stuff"
                  before we can buy anything else (actually we have literally run out
                  of room to put stuff).

                  We have added some photos of the individual YUGOSLAVIAN Mausers we
                  have available. See http://www.empirearms.com/yugo-mauser.htm

                  We are having a *SALE* until the end of the month! Specifically we
                  are offering FREE SHIPPING on all book-titles and special pricing on
                  most of our handgun inventory.

                  Also we have a SPECIAL until August 1st on our Russian-captured Nazi
                  98k's at http://www.empirearms.com/Nazi-98k.htm
                  We JUST added a couple dozen more nice examples to this list!
                  Buy TWO 98k's and get FREE SHIPPING (lower 48 states only).
                  Buy THREE or more 98k's and get an additional 10% OFF!
                  (by the way, this offer *IS* valid on the 3/fer rifles at the bottom
                  of our 98k page)

                  Anyone want any Russian 98k crates? These are heavy-duty large
                  wooden boxes (each holds 20 rifles) with heavy-steel braces and
                  latches, and are FREE for the taking. . . the only catch is they must
                  be picked up as they weigh over 100 lbs. apiece and are too bulky to
                  be shipped. PLEASE don't make us turn these into firewood. . . ;^>

                  Dennis & Desiree Kroh, owners, Empire Arms
                  e-mail: kroh@...
                  95 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach FL 32176
                  (386) 677-7314 FAX only (386) 677-7324
                  web-site: http://www.empirearms.com
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