AK Files, 02-11-08, Todd Grove of ORF stated “We do not stand behind our products that are assembled by others”
AK Files, 02-12-08, Todd Grove at ORF stated “Right side had contact, left did not of approx .007.” This was in reference to the improperly machined receiver locking lugs, but he insisted that the builder was responsible for grinding the in-spec factory bolt, to fit his receiver.
ORF supplied the receivers to Century Arms International for their “Golani” Galil clone. There is rumor that Caspian Arms is now making a better receiver for Century Arms International, but I have yet to see one for evaluation. This review documents my build on this receiver, but is not a Galil-building tutorial per se. For a more thorough tutorial on building a Galil on a quality IMI receiver, please see my Galil Build Tutorial.
Shooting a rifle on his receiver resulted in the locking recesses mushrooming, and an independent facility that he agreed upon, concluded the receiver was not properly heat treated.
Given Todd’s unwillingness to deal with legitimate concerns, his constant lying, and shifting the blame for his defects onto the builder, I have serious doubts as to the value of this review. I certainly will never purchase another product from ORF, nor accept any of his products for builds.
Hopefully, Green Mountain is now aware of these issues and will make subsequent barrels without these two “thanks for helping” machining operations.
Here I demonstrate proper fit of the bolt carrier in the IMI receiver.