By the good grace of an upper power, I received my parts back from Paul yesterday. Pics attached to confirm. He included a sincere sounding note, gas port gauges, and a sticker. This REALLY made me day! Now the million dollar question, why am I the first to receive their parts?
I have made a pretty hard effort in getting my parts back. I sent Paul boxes to ship my parts back on two occasions… once with a check for money to ship them and once with a prepaid label so he could just pack and ship them free to him. I will note my check was NOT cashed, and the prepaid label was NOT used. Paul finished my parts (they look AMAZING) and shipped them back to me on his own dime. I believe Paul is a good guy deep down and really did hit some troubles that turned this situation bad for all of us.
I am local to the Salem/Portland area, so I filed a police report in Salem. An officer was actually able to reach Paul via phone and spoke with him. I don’t know what the phone number was, but it was not the (971) or (503) number posted on here. At Paul’s request, the officer could not release the number to me. Paul said he had had a rough year and was going through tough times. He said my parts were about half done and would have them done in a about a week and a half. That was about a month ago.
A couple of weeks ago I actually went to the Molalla address that was posted on here and talked with a fellow who claimed to be Mark Pawloski but did not know of a Paul Pawloski. I did that about a week and a half ago. The man didn’t sound like Paul in the Youtube videos, but did sound like the voicemail greeting on the (971) number.
I make the note that I shipped my parts to Paul 6/25/13, so I am not near the front of the line. I think Paul got scared that I was involving the authorities and was actively looking for him. I am extremely happy to have my parts back but very perplexed why I got my parts before anyone else has (at least before anyone that posts on here). Paul obviously can perform work now, and his note indicates he can finish the workload he has.
I am sorry to say I have had no contact with Paul since June of 2013, so I cannot offer any assistance to anyone trying to contact him. With this, all I can say is Paul still has the parts. It sure seems like he is a man of his word that he wants to make good on his promises. The parts returned are mine. I know this by the serial on the bolt and carrier but also because I custom profiled my hammer to function with my LRBHO. After installing the internals, it test cycles and fires on snap caps.
I believe Paul has everyone’s parts still and has the capability to finish them. I think he was scared that I might get to him, so he finished my parts and got them to me. I thank him gratefully for that, but plead him to make good with everyone else as soon as he can before he gets into any trouble. Another note I will make it that I never bad mouthed Paul on the forums or left him any nasty messages. All the voicemails, emails, and letters I sent were polite and professional. That may have played to my advantage; acting threatening and childish usually doesn't get you anywhere in life anyhow. If the bickering and name calling on here stops... maybe Paul will feel more obligated to help everyone else out. Could be a combination of things, but it worked for me, I got my parts back from Paul. Finished.
Edited by yfzrevo450, 15 August 2014 - 08:29 AM.