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I would like to think that RAMO pulls a little more in terms of value than a DLO. Or maybe RAMOs are just priced a little more. What's your experience.
 

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I had a Ramo 'a6 at one time. Never skipped a beat for me. Shot 3500 round at one outing with zero stoppages.When Egyptian 8mm was cheap.
 

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Both are considered High Quailty weapons......but RAMO's out of business.
 

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10-4. It looks like you cannot go wrong. I am in the middle actually of getting a RAMO but at one time called Doug. Only reason for me getting a RAMO is the accessories that come with it. Other than that I felt it would have been a wash.
 

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Humph!

Yeah, and here I sit in the PRK having ZERO empathy for you guys having to choose between a Ramo and a DLO! :mad:
 

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Ramo

I have a Ramo, now in a6 configuration. Offered to me in a package w/HK 21 and Ruger shorty. I hesitated and the HK 21 went elsewhere. Wasnt Ramo a US military contractor as was Buffalo Arms???????
 

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Yeah, and here I sit in the PRK having ZERO empathy for you guys having to choose between a Ramo and a DLO! :mad:
We have empathy for you livin in PRK??? Move the hell out of that country and come enjoy the freedoms you was intended to have. I dont know much bout Kali but from what i gather its nothin but gang bangers, homosexuals, illegal mexicans, politicians that strip you of your rights.......oh the weather is supposed to be nice.

Why do people stay there?

On the subject at hand, i dont have a DLO or Ramo, yes Ramo was a U.S. gubment contractor and while i dont own either, i own a original saginaw gear , a freind of mine has 2 DLO 1919's and they run like crazy, also has a DLO ANM2 that runs a insanly crazy 1,400 RPM, $5 a sec just to run it in 30-06. I have never heard bad about DLO or Ramo Id love to have a Ramo M2HB .50
 

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What would you do with a 50M2HB Wayne??? Except call me a say something like my ammo ruined your gun!:D Then just to call me a few days later and tell me it's O.K., with something like a hole .001 bigger than what it should be!! Hahahaha;) Between the Ramo and the DLO you won't go wrong. Both are high quality pieces, and basically apples to oranges. Some folks like the idea of Ramo having been a government contractor and some like DLO's laser engraving on the side plate. Many of the DLO's that I've encountered (including ones I've owned) have had hard chrome trunnions on them, which to me is a plus if you're running or plan to run links. I do have to admit that the Ramo guns SEEM to be a bit more nicely built with cleaner riviting, again asthestics.
Steve S
 

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I have to have somthin to complain bout, always!
 

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We have empathy for you livin in PRK??? Move the hell out of that country and come enjoy the freedoms you was intended to have. I dont know much bout Kali but from what i gather its nothin but gang bangers, homosexuals, illegal mexicans, politicians that strip you of your rights.......oh the weather is supposed to be nice.

Why do people stay there?
Good question, lol! I do have my exit strategy in place. I have 17 acres in central Texas and about to close on 32 more right next door. Small house included with the additional acreage. The proverbial Dream House will come down the road in time.

I will say this about California. It has only become this crazy in the last 15-20 years or so. Used to be a nice place to live. Yeah, the weather is hard to beat, but the best part is the scenery. In L.A., you can go from the ocean, to the pine tree forests, to the glorious desert all within an hour. There are some spectacular places to see. But then, they will be more fun to see when coming to visit from Free America! Give me another 18 months or so.
 

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Hey Lucky! Ya gotta just do it. I'm an ex-Simi Valley man. Bought raw land here in AZ then a house. Next thing I knew, I quit my job and started the move here.

18 months later, became an FFL/SOT part time. Govt job full time.
 

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Congratulations! That is what I am thinking of doing, as far as the 07/SOT. I am self employed and can move my main business to Texas, but I have to do it smart. I'd be hurting if I just up and went now. It will happen, though. :)

Now that I've unintentionally hijacked this thread... so when do you expect to have that Ramo in hand? Can I come shoot it with ya? ;) I think I'd look into getting a transferrable plate and build my own. More fun for me that way.

-Rollin
 

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Can I come shoot it with ya? -Rollin
It will probably take 2 months tops. It will be good because we're looking at better weather, much better. A fellow 1919'er is always welcome.


Larry in AZ
 

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The trick with a RAMO gun is try to get one of the very few ASSEMBLED by RAMO. RAMO used the very latest revision parts (improved) and made everything to GI Specs, including firing a high pressure test cartridge. The odd thing is RAMO would not sell guns to dealers or the public.

99.9% of the RAMO marked guns were assembled by a variety of licensed manufacturers using RAMO sideplates from the auction after the company closed.

I was fortunate enough to leverage the owner into producing a 1919A6 for me in a trade deal for something the company needed very badly. When my gun was assembled the sideplates were sitting idle, waiting to be assembled, in the hopes of selling them on a government contract, which never existed.

When it comes to RAMO guns, there are sideplate guns and then there are RAMO guns. The paper work trail will say what you have.
 

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Bill, this one says RAMO Manufacturing Nashville TN and no additional description. Can I say then that this is RAMO gun and not a sideplate?
 

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No, all sideplates, including assembled guns will have the same markings. You would have to find the original documents transferring the item and look at the date. My form 4 has the gun going directly to my class three and is dated Jan 1991, many years before the auction of the sideplates.

I don't know who got all the sideplates when the company closed, but the initial transfer date is how to tell. If I should ever sell my A6 I will provide the new owner with a copy of the initial class three transfer papers which show the date as being when the company was still in business. There is another way to tell a RAMO gun from a side plate gun, but that information I wish to keep to myself. To expose the information will just cause another area of guys trying to misrepresent what they have, to increase its value.

When the deal was being considered, I was told only a few other guns had been transferred out at that time.
 

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I have seen some ramo plates that the manufacturer welded onto the gun, i just about puked when I saw how slopily assembled it was.

Someone answer this for me, I saw a ramo plate that was hogged way open on the ejection port and someon installed a right rear cartridge stop and welded it on. Now I don't know for sure but maybe the plate was meant for an M37 and someone used it on a 1919.
 

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Bill Ricca - What date did RAMO

go out of business? I have RAMO 1919A6 purchased used from Volmer in I believe 1992, Not used very much. Runs subperbly!
 
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