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  1. Hello.
    My apologies for my absense. 
    I am by no means a businessman. I'm a diagnosed High Functioning Autistic with a Panic Disorder & OCD  who just so happened to take a special interest in the S-12 to the point of mastery. "Special Interests" for people like myself are pretty much all consuming obsessions.

    I ran my small business by the seat of my pants. No education, business plan, etc. Parts would come in, I'd use the money to upgrade supplies to make production more efficient, complete the work then ship it out. I had no foresight whatsoever about slow periods or catastrophes.

    Long story short, I got buried to the point I had to stop taking orders. I lived off selling the vast majority of my guns, ammo stocks, safe, etc... for a year while turning out parts at a slower pace. I don't want to play "the retard card" but between fighting for our 2A rights at the city halls, the capitol, in the streets, etc..., Trying to continue my work, and caring for my best friend who was a recovering heroin addict who I moved from Portland to Salem to get him away from his situation, I was also taken out of my own situation, routines, support structure, business contacts/suppliers, everything and everyone I've ever known, etc... and I lost my fucking mind.
    Reading this forum only added to it. I never intentionally lied. I always had the best of intentions, but I failed left and right. It got to the point that the same questions were constantly being asked and I had no answer so rather than mentally losing my shit I just turned email off.

    Then I got into it with a moderator who attacked me for calling my workmanship "The Best" and I said "fuck it all". That was a consistent issue here. One can work their ass off and produce the highest quality the world has ever seen, or will ever see again on a platform, but once you say you're the best, behind the scenes you get a pack of no talent assclown jackles and their friends attacking you. You people wouldn't believe the crap that people pass of as professional in the firearms community. I've seen it all, from "respected" builders doing nothing other than drilling the hell out of the ports, to chester the molester welding on vertical charging handles with a Harbor Freight Flux core wirefeed welder, leaving porosity and flux pockets that he covered up with bondo. Not to mention the guy who would use locktite to secure gas pistons. But I was crucified behind the scenes for mentioning any of this.

    Everything got to be too much. There was drinking involved to numb the pain of failure, but that wasn't the main contributing factor. I had hundreds of threatening emails & PMs, emails encouraging me to eat a bullet (which I almost did several times), People threatening my family and even going to my parent's house which resulted in one guy staring down the barrel of my father's .38 & almost getting a bullet between the eyes on his doorstep after acting threatening.
    I was trying to catch up, but after all that then becoming homeless, I panicked and completely shut down. I just couldn't handle it anymore. Reading this forum made me contemplate suicide, and while I wouldn't personally mind going, that would just kill my parents, and being as the act is telling God that you have no faith in him, I believe that would land me straight into hell.

    Previously I had to sell my milling machine & a bunch of vital tools to pay rent and get a POS car just to live in and look for work.
    I used my then-limited welding skill to land a 11.00 per hour job and bought a 1986 34' class motorhome to live in. 
    When the lady from the Dept of Justice contacted me, she saw my living situation and thought it would be a good idea to keep the parts for safe-keeping, and not knowing how I was going to catch up with no shop, I relented. Likely a good thing, because if you're living in an RV and it gets towed, you lose EVERYTHING that was in it.

    I kept several sets of Steve Rosenburg's ("lifeguard") because he had filed a police report and I must figure out how to complete them to fulfill our contract or get the arrest warrant dropped first. I kept another set of parts from a guy who filed with Salem PD for the same reason. Additionally I found 7 sets where all the profiling was completed and only the polishing is left in a blaster and the work-chest that I used to work out of.
    In my homelessness I stored many of my tools that I had left over including the chest with the parts at a friend's parent's house in their shed, but then he was incarcerated for a few years so I had no access to them until he just got out recently. The way his folks saw it they weren't going to let their son's friends loot his shit while he was away.
    Anyhow, I now have access to them, so if the DOJ didn't have your parts, I probably still do.
    Tomorrow I will be heading out and collecting all parts and organizing them the best I can then trying to get in contact with the owners.
    I assure people, no parts have EVER been sold, stolen or misplaced other than 1 time when Fed-Ex lost a set and I purchased a brand new S-12 to part out to replace them with.

    As for getting people's money back, I estimate I owe a combined 8 grand or so which I do intend on eventually paying. It's just going to take a lot of work to raise the money and a bit of time to figure out who I owe. I have some paperwork left over, but some is lost as well.

    There's really not much I can say other than that.
    If I'm a piece of shit. I'm sorry. I never meant anybody any harm and it really hurts to think about my failure.
    If lack of contact makes me a bad person, well I guess I'm bad in people's eyes. I just couldn't handle it anymore. I lost my shit and was admitted to the VA psych ward in a state of psychosis for a while where they put me on Risperidone so I wasn't constantly freaking out, panicking and isolating from the world when overwhelmed. 
    Anyhow, my posts are under mod preview and I can't post in this sub-forum, so I'll try to see if the last several sets can be worked out here.

    Anyhow, I really am sorry for the clusterfuck this has all been.
    I never expected to go bankrupt or for the business to go under.
    I always did have the best of intentions.
    Peace and grace.
    Paul



     

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  2. Hello. I'm sorry contact has been rather non existent, and I realize this has just been too long.
    I'm looking to return all customers pieces in whatever form of completion they may be in, then I will work on refunds if the work is not fully completed.
    That said, the business is pretty much bankrupt until an income stream is established.
    I am meeting with  Oregon DOJ to see if they can assist with shipping on Tuesday at 1300. She can be contacted atXXXXXX
    If you would like to expedite shipping and you're open to it, you could email a usps flat rate shipping label for a legal size USPS flat rate envalope to paulyski@gmail.com, 
    I would suggest insuring the shipment for the price of a replacement firearm.  That's what I do. It works out to around $15-17 dollars total.
    Once again, I do apologize for my inability to respond to all customers at this time, internet access is greatly limited, but email will be checked multiple times through the week to see what labels have been sent.
    I am very sorry for the long list of inconveniences.
    Paul.

  3. Possibly last post... Ever.
    My voice has been removed.
    Everything requires mod approval, therefore I've quit even reading this internet forum. So long as I require mod approval, I have no voice.
    I give up.
    Okay. I suck a whole bag of dicks.
    Anything I say falls through, apparently, so what's the point of saying anything? I'm just going to look like a liar.
    This sucks, but over a year after my business crashed, I've come to the realization i'm bankrupt.

    Contact  Oregon Dept. Of Justice at xxxxxx. I have an appointment with her on Tuesday, March 10th, at 1 pm. At that time, I'll be turning all info, and the vast majority of parts over to her. She'll need current contact info. Between now and then I'll get everything I know of together to give to her department
    I lack the funds to ship anything, and have severely limited internet access, so cannot respond to most inquiries.
    I will not be relinquishing Steve Rosenberg's many sets (the half-assed FFL who has always claimed my work as his own & has made ens of thousands of dollars off me) due to the arrest warrant out of NC. It's a non-extradition warrant for "theft by deception" even though I never intended on deception, so regardless of how long it takes, I must complete the parts.
    Eventually, I'll come on under a different name and release Glassbolt's 14 step sequence, so ya'll can do it yourselves.
    My deepest apologizes to you all.
    I never claimed to be a businessman,nor did I ever claim to be mentally stable. Those who know me here, know I'm neither. I'm just a guy who's borne from a very long line of engineers and can work steel and combine industrial processes like very few out there.

    I really AM sorry how this all worked out, guys.
    I only started the business, because Shannon pissed me off after I gave him a few golden pro-tips, then he spit in my face, so I figured i'd show him what real workmanship was... He's since greatly improved..
    My ego took over when I saw what others were producing, and I was appalled that they called it gunsmithing. Pride comes before the fall, and I can't even review the posts here, as they just reinforce my failure.
    That said, all parts still exist.

    My deepest apologizes.
    Peace and grace...

    Yes... for a moment, I had it all... But as the song goes, I fucked it up.

  4. Hey guys... Paul here.
    Just a heads up, I'm on mod preview, so I'll make it short and sweet.

    Parts are shipping.
    I'm currently just knocking out basic GlassBolts because I'm working in the most archaic environment possible, with just basic tools.
    Yeah, talk about Shadetree Gunsmithing, lol...

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    I just recently figured out how to do an IceRack without a bead blaster, so those are coming too.
    Next, I'll be making a $250.00 extension cord to weld with.
    In between, i need to build the shed that goes on the platform pictured for the guy letting me do work on his property. (In exchange for letting me use his property, I wired his house with 220V, I'm building him a shop, and hooking him up with a bunch of tools I'll no longer need)
    The business is now CLOSED, but everything will be shipping, with the work completed.

    I'm sorry I haven't been in contact, but the reason is very basic.
    Everybody had the same questions, and all I could have answered was one single word... "Bankruptcy".
    If I'd done that & shipped 40 incomplete sets back, then I really WOULD have ripped everybody off.
    I'm not going to do that.
    I really am sorry for the inconvenience, but a few years from now, I'd rather be that bastard that took over a year to complete parts, and have them still be treated with the best, most consistent & detailed workmanship this platform has ever seen, then be that scuzzball who scammed everybody out of money.

    Much has changed with my process, but the vast majority of everything I ship will still be the same, sans the bead blasted finish.

    That's really all I can say.
    I'm contacting people when their parts are done to confirm their address hasn't changed before I ship, but cannot estimate how long this or that individule piece will take.
    Right now, 593, 928, 068, 623, 080, & 500 are about to ship this week.

    That's all I can say. My organizational structure was completely abolished when the shop closed and everything went into storage.

    I'm just grabbing as much shit as I can complete, and working it all through the processes on my off time from welding ships together...
    That said, those who have welding work to be done, can rest assured that they are getting the ONLY work done that's performed by a 2-g, 3-g, 4-g & 6-g certified weldor, who routinely & professionally delivers ex-ray inspected perfect welds.

    Once again, I do apologize for lacks of communication, and I do realize I've caused some hardship with my absence. But there IS a game plan, and everybody WILL be stoked on what they get.

    Peace and Grace;
    Paul Pawlowski

     

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  5. Any reason why I can't even reply to my OWN status???
    Any help/advise would be appreciated.
    When I click on my name, there's no open tab for a status update, and when I get an email that someone's responded to my status, I'm in the dark... Can't say shit. Nowhere to type it.
    I show all comments, yet no comment section is opening up.
    Is there yet ANOTHER software update dick-slapping me that I'm unaware of?
     

  6. Unless I missed something, the dependability with mags over 8 rounds just isn't there yet.
    It took a LOT of work, before I got it running right with higher cap US mags to work perfect.

    Then again... Keep in mind.... I'm not on the forums much any longer... Maybe it's happened.
    I just haven't personally seen it IRL yet, other than from a testing prototype I made last year, and I sold that shit 6 months ago.

    Look for the conversion kit coming from Vancouver WA though...
    That's where the guy I sold my prototype lives, and he IS a gunsmith.

  7. Wow...
    My ass about hurtz reading that.
    Hopefully it has the pin and other hardware to make it work right if you cut the weld.
    At least then, you won't have to just replace the spring after cutting the weld.

    Don't take offence though.
    I paid over $1,000.00 just to get a first-US-run V-12 in stock so I could record the specs.
    And MY shit had a spraypainted 1970's AKM takeoff stock with a fuckin' piece of poster-board screwed onto the bottom, rendering the trap-door useless on its sorry-ass.
    If you can just cut the weld, and you're good to go, I'd say #Winning. :)
    #Pauly

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    I suspect that this will be the last time you hear from me, I hope I'm wrong about that. I was recently received a PM from one of the MOD's explaining that I better wake up, or I will soon be "Taken out with the trash" , because my posts "Reek with an attitude that we don't need around here". Maybe I wasn't the only one who got that message? It has made me very hesitant to post anything.

    & everyone will automatically think it was me..

     

     

    Well then we better set them straight right now.......they would be dead wrong. The MODs here have always been very fair, given loads of leeway to all. I will say that there is an elephant in the room that folks are afraid to talk about openly, and no IT IS NOT A PERSON.

     

    It ain't gonna be Juggs....

    He's the realist motherfucker here.

    He knows about regret.

    Please though....

    Don't go before you inform my ass about how to kick the "AA" shit, bro....

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  9. Seriously, bro....

    Is that you, or some file-pic you snagged off the net?

    Those look like Chinese giant hornets, and you're only 100+ miles north of me. I know they've made it to Cali....  Just hoping not Washington. 

    Granted, bees don't sting me, because i'm generally cool to bugs, but please bro... please... Don't tell me that some cat in N. Washington State found enough of those fuckers to take that picture.

    I'd feel MUCH better if that shit was just a file-pic. I'm in Oregon, bro..... It's warmer here, meaning if that's a wa. pIC....I'm about fucked, walking through the woods with my Swiss-Shepherd, "Buckshot". 

    ETA: Nevermind...

    Just read the article.

    It'a a file picture from China.

    I about shit, bro,. being as I know (generally) where you are.

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    HBD! Wish I were 35 again.

    Awe, shit, man.... I can only imagine. lol...

    I played Laser-tag with my Brothers in the Salem Civil Defense Corps (our local militia) and realized 3 things....

    1- Pauly's aging.

    2- Pauly neds to start running

    3- A Draco is nearly useless.

     

    (Apparently you have to hold the new commercial Laser-tag guns, which are like big pistols with your left hand over a handguard... They're like Dracos except without sights... Not very realistic, to say the least.)

     

    Heck, I would ben tickled if I got back to WALKING!!!!

    Dr. hinted the other day that a little steady exercise would help me out a lot! WTF!?!?!?

    I know my job is mostly mental now,, but I THOUGHT I WAS exercising. lol smile.png

     

    Still, brother... Accumulate several AKs, ARs, and S-12s... and LOTS of ammo...

    Even if we're not in shape... It's our constitutional duty to be able to arm as many young, dumb fuckers as we can, when the SHTF. The kids are generally the fighters, and true believers. ;)

    Who cares if "we" die... It's THEIR world we're trying to secure. So as long as we're able, it's our duty to make sure we can arm them.

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  11. If you can't figure it out, I say, send it to Tony.
    Tony coupled with Bob are the shit.
    I'm the unquestionable, absolute best in the world at what I do, but I still bow down to Tony & Bob when it comes to their skills at what they do.. bowdown.gif
    They're one HELL of a team when it comes to making semi-auto- shotties run like raped apes.

  12. HBD! Wish I were 35 again.

    Awe, shit, man.... I can only imagine. lol...

    I played Laser-tag with my Brothers in the Salem Civil Defense Corps (our local militia) and realized 3 things....

    1- Pauly's aging.

    2- Pauly neds to start running

    3- A Draco is nearly useless.

     

    (Apparently you have to hold the new commercial Laser-tag guns, which are like big pistols with your left hand over a handguard... They're like Dracos except without sights... Not very realistic, to say the least.)

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  13. (test)


    When the video is playing on youtube, or where ever, right click on it.  Then select 'copy video URL'.  Next, paste anywhere in your forum post.  It will just look like a link while you are typing, but will pop up after you hit the 'post' button and it uploads to the forum itself.  Thats how I just did it. 

     

    Thanks! 027.gif
    Worked.

    Yeah, this is the kinda boring shit I listen to as I work in the shop, lol...
     

    Works the same way for me until after you already post two links. Then some kind of limiter kicks in and...

    IDK...
    Maybe it has something to do with Google chrome or something.
    I just noticed that simply copying the URL off the top bar and posting it didn't make videos pop up any more.

  14. How does one post Youtube links so they pop up as videos on this forum, now days?
    Used to be there was a video link.
    But the forum software changed.
    Then you'd just post the link and the video would automatically pop up.

    Now the forum software seems to have changed again.
    So how does one make Youtube likns pop up as videos now, and not just URLs?

    Here's an example;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGph7QHzmo8

     

     

    used to be it would just automatically pop up as a video.
    Sorry, don't post on the forums much any longer, so apparently I'm behind the times.

  15. As many know, I'm one of the more prevalent 2-A rights activists in Oregon, and I'm friends with Kevin Sarett of Oregon Firearms federation.
    In a VW bus, since you have no CHL (Oregon has ZERO reciprocity) keep your shit unloaded, and behind the bench seat. (I'm talkin' back bench seat... (I have a Westi) where the driver can't reach it)
    Even Kevin has it wrong according to my research. (Sorry Kevin... I forgot to tell ya' last time I saw you)
    Without a CHL, a loaded long gun is not legal in several cities.
    This is Oregon, bro...
    You aren't gonna be jacked in w VW bus. they're too slow. Nobody carjacks VW busses.
    People may try to bum weed off of you, but that's about it.

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    Then, I'm pretty much giving away a hundred dollar bill & free SVD foregrip. happy.png

    Someone's gonna be stoked, for sure.

     

    Package sold as soon as Pauly checks his email. Current prices for this package are $623 not including the hand guard and pistol grip. This was unexpected, blew all my disposable income but too good of a deal to let it go to someone else. Now back to saving so I can afford to get it worked on.

     

    Thanks Pauly! I'm only a Tromix rifled barrel and wood hand guard/pistol grip away from the sweetest bear gun in Alaska!

     

    Got it, and sounds good.

     

    SOLD.

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