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Old 01-17-2013, 6:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gsc3zny View Post
I don't understand. Why 2 years for new rifles? How long does it take to make on on an assembly line? even starting with raw materials, I would imagine you could start cranking them out by the hundreds or thousands per day. maybe I'm wrong?

New assembly lines are expensive. The manufacturers have to make plans according to their estimates of long term demand like 5 and 10 years. If they hire and train new staff and buy new equipment to fill orders quickly right now and then demand falls off after a year and a half or so they are left with excess capacity that could sink their business. I'd bet that all gun and ammo manufacturers are ramping up production to the limits of capacity right now but are cautious about expanding too fast, too far.

The market is volatile, hard to forecast. How will possible new gun laws affect sales? Which proposed laws will pass into law?
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