Kalispel Aluminum Cases

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It has been a very interesting year as far as sniper gear being released through DRMO and other outlets; MK13 MOD0 Stocks, Pelican cases for the MK13 MOD 5, etc. I was at my friends warehouse in AZ three weeks ago. He acquired all the MOD13 MOD0 stocks a year ago. Walking through the warehouse, I looked up on one of the storage racks about three levels high, I saw a bunch of boxes marked Kalispel - Double Rifle - GC52144. I asked him, where did you get these? He said they came with the MOD13 stocks. Well, they all came home with me. These were the same cases used for the MK13MOD0, early MOD13MOD5's, M-25's, SSR's and a whole bunch of other rifle platforms. I am still trying to figure out what I will do with these. I will keep at least five or six of these. In the interim enjoy!
 

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sirhrmechanic

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It has been a very interesting year as far as sniper gear being released through DRMO and other outlets; MK13 MOD0 Stocks, Pelican cases for the MK13 MOD 5, etc. I was at my friends warehouse in AZ three weeks ago. He acquired all the MOD13 MOD0 stocks a year ago. Walking through the warehouse, I looked up on one of the storage racks about three levels high, I saw a bunch of boxes marked Kalispel - Double Rifle - GC52144. I asked him, where did you get these? He said they came with the MOD13 stocks. Well, they all came home with me. These were the same cases used for the MK13MOD0, early MOD13MOD5's, M-25's, SSR's and a whole bunch of other rifle platforms. I am still trying to figure out what I will do with these. I will keep at least five or six of these. In the interim enjoy!

Sell me and @buffalowinter one each at a good price... and you will be guaranteed entrance into Valhalla... really

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

santaro666

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Hope is not to late, but is there any case left to buy if there is or was one at all for sale? Please let me know , or PM if you would . Thanks
 

sirhrmechanic

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Too late? To our knowledge, not a single case has ever been sold anywhere...

At this point, we must assume that the pictures are photoshopped and are only resident on the hard-drive of a Nigerian warlord who is just biding his time to get up enough interest so that we respond, Pavlovian-style-and-without-thinking to an e-mail spam note that says "Please, I have a Navy Special Warfare Aluminum Case and I will deposit it your hands temporarily while I emigrate from Lagos, if you just send me a small processing fee by sending your credit card number, address, date of birth, ss number, mothers maiden name... and I will only charge...."

All these cases, sadly, look like fake news. Or just people teasing us on SH. Maybe they're from ARFcom and this is the world's best troll?

They're sitting over their rubbing baby oil on their 9mm Double Stack Hi-Point carbines going "Look at those Idiots Sirhr and Buffalo... still trying to buy our cases..."

Wouldn't put it past them. Bastards.

All of which is a long way of saying... we're all still on the hunt.

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

santaro666

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Wow,
I appreciate the reply, no wonder I never got an answer from the original "member" who posted the pictures. I'm still confused. I will have to go back and read where it says what you are talking about. In any event, thanks a lot for the warning. YOu all have a nice day and hope Santa brings each one a Big K aluminum case.

Santaro
 

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https://www.kalispeltribe.com/. This link is interesting.
"In early 2017 Kalispel Tribal Council approved the Kalispel Career Training Center to produce a limited number of Kalispel Case Line aluminum protective gun cases.
These are the “The Original” gun cases that were produced in Cusick, Washington up until 2010. Using .080 aluminum, each gun case currently being produced at KCTC provides the ultimate protection for your guns."
 

santaro666

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So is member Kuparj, the one that posted these photos and article? Is Kuparj perhaps the Nigerian War Lord? Kuparj was not offering for sale back in April, so I still don't quite get it. I only see the April article, and no other response of follow up article of them for sale. Thanks
 

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For more information or to place an order please contact:
Cost: $249.00 – 50% down at time of order, paid in full upon delivery. At this time we can only accept cash, check or money order.
Limited number of cases available.
 

Downtown

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Well, who is up for buying one for $249? Plus, the money goes to a good cause helping Native Americans learn to heli-arc.
 

sandwarrior

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Holy cow, I never knew these were made in Cusick. I used to deliver FedEx Ground there.

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Seems to me I remember a guy there who made aluminum pontoons just north of town about five miles or so. I wonder if the cases were "training" to learn how to weld aluminum for him?
 

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This thread, lol.

Kuparj is a good friend of mine and a fellow collector. He posted those pics with the intention of sharing information, but he never said that he was going to sell them. He did say he might keep at least 5 or 6 cases, but knowing him, this is where he'll end up years from now, not immediate sales.

Some of the comments have been pretty funny, Nigerian warlord, lol. Trust me, kuparj is a real person, not a troll, and he's a great guy. I've done a ton of deals with him and without his assistance and hard work, we wouldn't have the SEAL used Mk13 Mod 0 stocks. I can vouch for him, he's legit and I'm proud to call him a friend.

He hasn't replied to this thread for a few reasons, the first being that he has been busy with work, family and travel this summer/fall. During the summer, he's rarely online, so he doesn't keep up with any of these threads. He also hasn't responded because he doesn't want to sell any of the cases at this time. He's seen how passionate you guys are in regards to these extremely rare cases and I think he's having having a hard time hopping on here and saying "no" to your offers.

He also can't believe the number of "I'll take one" posts followed by PM'S. I know you guys are very proactive buyers (as you should be, it's a very competitive hobby and scarcity fuels these actions), but he was weighing his options and didn't actually say they were for sale. As soon as the first person posts that they'll take one, it becomes a dogpile and people automatically assume that they're for sale. This was definitely backed with inordinate number of PM'S he received.

He was a little surprised by it, since they weren't officially for sale and people just started claiming them. It's more of an interesting observation about the collector community than anything else. He's not irritated or upset over it, he just doesn't really know what to tell you guys, so that's why I'm here trying to clear the air.

He's taken some time to think about how to proceed, especially since he was never committed to selling the cases and demand far exceeds supply. As of right now and into the foreseeable future, he's going to hold onto the cases. If anything changes, either him or I will give an update, but it definitely won't happen anytime soon.

I know this isn't the answer that everyone wants to hear, but this is the honest answer and I wish I could have given an update sooner.

A friend also reached out to the Kalispel tribe and he was told that they aren't going to produce anymore cases. However, Kalispel cases weren't the only aluminum cases used and there is another option available. Most of my used cases were made by ICC, and they still make that exact case! If you need a clone correct case for your build, I highly suggest picking up an ICC case (they're also a lower price than a vintage or used case). Here's a link to the correct case on their site:

http://icc-case.com/impact-case-5214-double-scoped-rifle/

I'll keep checking this thread in case anyone has any questions.
 
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