Baaaahhhhhaaaaa...that might be the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. There are several articles detailing the manufacturing process Blaser uses. A quick google search will give you the facts.
Maybe that's why they are only getting $8000 for them. Hmmm. Don't think so but nice cast. I shot two blasers this weekend. Both sc guns, one was a high rib the other was a standard. You can't go wrong with them.
They were able to keep it under 10K, because they used old pot metal for WWII U-Boats.
Seriously... see if you can shoot one. They are a very fine, high quality gun. When I was picking my new gun this fall and after trying several different makers wares, it came down to the Blaser or the CG combo. I liked the Blaser the most but ended up with the CG only because I shot the lower ribbed Impact better.