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HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« on: June 02, 2015, 05:42:28 PM »
Yes, using a 'pirated' mag adapter designed by me!!!!, with a 'cosmetic' change. I detest thieves of any kind.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 06:34:47 PM »
As soon as I saw that mag adapter with a maple leaf....I was prepared to hold my breath until Marcus chimed in. Glad I didn't....it took a lil longer than I expected. :)

I would really be interested in just how heavy this thing is...there is an awful lot of added weight, especially just for flip up sights.  I have one of those quad rails, I can only imagine how much the magwedge and the pirate adapter add.  With all that weight, if it was a Phoenix Kicklite stock, I would think the recoil would feel like shooting a 22....only louder.

I kind of like some of the parts used, but perhaps I wouldn't go the route of using all of them on the same gun. It almost has a Hi-Point carbine look to it.  Do the separate top rails line up to where you could use a variety of optics mounted between them?  I don't recall seeing anyone using the quad and the magwedge, but I do seem to remember someone wondering at some 'other' place whether they would line up properly.  The SKS to me anyway, looks a little funny with a scout mount...even when using red dots or reflex sights...the ability to move it over the bolt carrier would be a nice option.

I dig the modded bolt carrier too, not that I am lefty....but it is a pretty slick mod, and from what I can see looks pretty clean too.  thumb1


I am gathering the materials for a bubba project, this gives me a little food for thought....and reminded me of that quad rail that lives in a spam can with a bunch of other unused parts.  LC gave me an idea of what to do with that cowbell I have somewhere in the garage... chuckles1
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 06:45:30 PM »
The G9/A weighs in at a scant 9.6 oz. Located where it is, you can't tell the difference in weight. If anything the rifle balances better as it shifts the weight a bit rearward. I still hate thieves though. My design, my money to develop, my time (3 1/2 years).

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 07:10:07 PM »
The G9/A weighs in at a scant 9.6 oz. Located where it is, you can't tell the difference in weight. If anything the rifle balances better as it shifts the weight a bit rearward. I still hate thieves though. My design, my money to develop, my time (3 1/2 years).

Marcus

Agreed...it is a pretty piss poor thing to do to someone.  After posting, I considered that might actually even out the balance a bit being in the center and all....
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 07:20:41 PM »
So please go sound off in the Hical and Fringe posts that it is stolen and NOT their design. Thanks.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 07:24:44 PM »
I tried that....  they really dont give a ****.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2015, 11:27:55 PM by Loose}{Cannon »
      
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 09:12:19 PM »
Wow,, no clue re mods or stolen mods.. All my sks's are stock and will remain that way.
Whats up re the stolen mod ? Dont know anything about it:(
Forgive my newbness to modded sks rifles.
HiCal is now selling these puppies for about $250 Cdn
Sorry Marcus,, had no idea and ya I dont like thieves either!
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 04:12:40 AM »
No answers?

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2015, 11:48:38 AM »
RM, to clarify, it wasn't HiCal. it was another Canadian Company though. Now, another Canadian Company "claims" to have a mag adapter for the SKS. And guess what, it looks just like ours as well. They are Fringe Firearms. Take a look at theirs. Go comment in their thread as well. And I still hate thieves of any ilk.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2015, 11:54:58 AM »
Total BS
      
1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms... It doesn't matter how many Lenins you get out on the street begging for them to be taken.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2015, 12:15:30 PM »
Omg!  Ya that looks like a total rip-off of your design Marcus.
Very dirty!
I edited my posts on CGN, removing the pics and adding some appropriate comments in their place.
Curious to see if they get edited.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 12:39:28 PM by CrazySquid »

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 01:25:59 PM »
That's it, time to invade Canada.
It's sad that the motto of young Americans isn't "live free or die" or "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" or even "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country". Instead their motto is "pee yourself, shelter in place and cry for help". Pathetic.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 01:37:18 PM »
SKS Magazine Adapter to AR by Fringe Firearms Coming Soon!!?highlight=SKS+magwell

there ya are.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 05:45:47 PM »
That's it, time to invade Canada.

I'm in Carl! I'm sending them a photo of my butt too  rofl  that should distract them long enough for us to cross the border.

Marcus do you really have any recourse outside of spending gazillions of dollars and years in court...seriously? That's the part that gripes my behind about thugs like this, they know you don't have a lot of options.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2015, 11:01:27 PM »
Do you have patents?
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »
Do you have patents?

I filed the 'place holder' in May 2014. We recently filed 'step 2' with the USPTO. There may be a 'step 3' also. It is in the works. It takes from 2-5 years to actually get the approved patent. But, with the May 2013 filing, we are protected.

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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2015, 11:52:18 AM »
Well guys, Dave at HiCal has responded to my post. I just responded back. Go read it and make some "polite" comments of your own please.
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2015, 12:24:00 PM »
HiCal just responded again and admitted it is my design.
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Re: HiCal just admitted they copied my design !!!
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2015, 12:57:47 PM »
Can you repost the link to that thread where he admits it?
It's sad that the motto of young Americans isn't "live free or die" or "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" or even "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country". Instead their motto is "pee yourself, shelter in place and cry for help". Pathetic.

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