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In today's mail, came the announcement that Tony Galazan at CSMC is offering the RBL in 12, 16, 20, and 28GA all with appropriately scaled frames. The delightful RBL 20GA is on it's 3rd year, with the RBL 28GA starting it's second. The news that Tony is expanding the bigger brother offerings of this wonderful and affordable line of side by side doubles is terrific news. Here, friends, is an American Company, manufacturing what are, in my opinion, the finest shotguns you can buy anywhere in the world. I applaud you, Mr Galazan .....congratulations! ....mike poore
 

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The finest shotguns you can buy anywhere in the world (your words)

The RBL in 20 GA I got was a poor example of A sidexside
The fit and finish wasnt good at all
Now maybe for over 3k I spent I got what I paid for but it is far from being the finest sxs in the world
I assume you have an interest in this company or in some way make money of this company
And by the way I bought 3 of them one for me and 2 for my twin as a keep sake
 

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Nice guns and I would order a 12 gauge to set up for clay targets if I thought they would keep their word on production. When they released the 20 they said it was going to be 6 months for delivery. I think the first ones showed up after a year. 28's were no better, maybe worse. There's really no reason to believe they will do any better this time around, especially when they are releasing two new guns. I have a friend still waiting for his 28 that he ordered over a year ago. I don't have that kind of patience especially when they want paid in full up front for "priority delivery".
 

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Oh my gosh! I had no idea there are/were unhappy RBL owners out there. I have no finical interest in CMSC and only hope them every success. And yes, I believe the RBL is among the finest side by side shotguns you can buy, world wide.

As told before, I had an issue with mine, and after contacting CMSC, returned it for repair and had it back in a week the first time. I paid the freight on my end, which seems the industry standard, and certainly can't complain about that part of the arrangement. I believe, as with negotiations concerning service of any kind, approach, like making love with tigers, can be a very fine and delicate art. Certainly, when you are angry or upset, it is not the time to be talking to the folks from whom you expect to receive service.

I found out who to talk to, patiently and thoroughly explained the issue, and had a complete understanding of what was expected; from me and from CMSC. The second trip required replacement of the wood, (exhibition grade) which they did in a timely manner without hesitation, and at no expense to me.

If you're thinking of buying one of these fine guns, consider what you're getting for your money, and perhaps, temper your decision with reports from happy satisfied customers, along with the reports of those who are not. In my experience, many negative reports came from folks who never saw, held, (fondled) or shot one of the wee delights. I assure you, a piece of crap, it is not.

I waited a year for my Launch edition, and yes Tony had my money the whole time. The reward was well worth the wait, never mind the negative speculation offered elsewhere, in some cases from folks who never ordered nor wanted an RBL. respectfully, ....mike
 

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Mike, you say "I paid the freight on my end, which seems to be the industry standard." Every new gun I have ever returned to the maker was shipped in a box with a manufacturers shipping label attached, supplied and paid for by them.
 

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Mike
I am not sure who your remark was toward (never mind the negative speculation(
I will tell you again I bought 3
I wasnt impressed enough like you to say ( the finest shotguns you can buy anywhere in the world)Those are your words not mine
They are not anywhere close to your claim above
But for 3-4k I guess they are ok but no where near the best in the market ...
And when I called I didnt get someone that seemed to care about what I was saying
 

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Search on Connecticut Shotgun Company. The post was fairly recent and there was not a good word about buying one of those guns unless you were holding it in your hands.
 

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Every gun I have had to send back was paid for by me. It was shipped back at their expense. Probably at least a dozen over the years...
 

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Recently got a Winchester m-23 from Dawson Doubles (Excellent to deal with). The winchesters are increasing in value each year. Not sure about the CMSC guns. Heard their service was inconsistant, so I did not seriously consider the RBL.
 
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