well as luck would have it i just found out my neighbor owns a machinist shop. i was just talking to him & he says that he has the equipment to make these. he didn't give me a price quote yet (partially as we were talking outside & its freezing out) so i wanted to make sure there's interest in copy's of MPP tubes.
here are the things ya gotta decide on if you are interested.
1 if you want the threaded end on the back of the tube. ya don't need it and not having it should cut costs. ill tally up the votes in a week or so on weather they will have threaded ends or not.
the 2nd & probably the most important thing is weather these will have a Chrome or Nickle Finnish. Chrome is more accurate but guaranteed to be on the expensive side. Nickle is a cheaper alternative. it doesn't look as grand as Chrome but is the next best thing if your looking to cut costs. again ill tally up the votes to what end. the reason Chroming is so expensive is that the byproduct of Chroming is very harmful & expensive to get rid of. i need to get my vintage MPP re chromed so ill be talking to chroming places anyway. if we have enough tubes being done it should cost less individualy for the chroming if we do that, the more people we get the lower the chroming cost should be for each tube
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