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Offline BillK

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2021, 01:08:09 AM »
Sorta like the Seinfeld's "Soup Natzie."  :) ;)  ???

However, Charles is a great guy to deal with and an excellent machinist who makes great parts.
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Offline Tater

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2021, 07:51:13 AM »
Sorta like the Seinfeld's "Soup Natzie."  :) ;)  ???

However, Charles is a great guy to deal with and an excellent machinist who makes great parts.

Good description. And his parts are great too.
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Offline 49Panhead

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2021, 05:58:04 PM »
Ordered some parts for a 1377 in late Jan, sent a follow-up email in mid March, got a prompt, polite reply saying he was running behind and my parts would be done soon. Just received a new 2300s from Crosman, so I'm occupied for now. If Charlie's parts are as good as everyone says at his prices, should be worth waiting.
As others have said, plan ahead.
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Offline crossliner

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2021, 07:03:36 PM »
Ordered some parts for a 1377 in late Jan, sent a follow-up email in mid March, got a prompt, polite reply saying he was running behind and my parts would be done soon. Just received a new 2300s from Crosman, so I'm occupied for now. If Charlie's parts are as good as everyone says at his prices, should be worth waiting.
As others have said, plan ahead.
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Some parts are worth waiting for.

Don't have a single Melon product though, as I prefer Don Cothran's, which is also somewhat of a long wait--about 3 to 4 weeks.

The parts that I want are usually not available from him (Mr. Melon), so this is the reason why I have not ordered from him yet, but I am sure he makes fabulous parts as well at an affordable price.

I also tend to request additional tweaks to my parts (at an additional cost), which Mr. Melon does not acquiesce to unlike Mr. Cothran.

On another note, I am still waiting for some laminate furniture (3 sets) from Vernon Austin, which are on their 7th (?) week now.

I don't bother him when he does his thing, but I do email him when I want something changed or modified a bit.

Got an email from him about a week though, and he told me the inletting for the sets are already done---some final exterior reshaping and sanding are all that are needed  :-*

Again, some custom parts are really worth waiting for  :-*

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2021, 05:07:04 PM »
Let's see, last time I ordered from Mr. Melon.  I knew in advance, he didn't like add-ons.  I added on, my mistake.  I knew I had to wait.  Waited.  Got my stuff.  Was happy with what I ordered.  Man, been a while since all that happened.
It ain't like it used to be but, eh, it's do.

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Re: Melon products
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2021, 10:14:16 PM »
 :-* Update on my previous post. USPS brought a package of parts from Mellon this a.m. Haven't installed yet, but they look good.
Getting another order together for some more mods coming down the path.