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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

A reader emails on KTO’s troubles: What makes his “frames” firearms instead of “non-firearms” is that he dimples them and appears to mill out the fire control group area. The ATF does not allow the dimpling of the locations for holes on the unfinished firearms frames because it takes away the need for “special tooling […]

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010

ATF tells non-maker of firearms to stop not making firearms.

KT Ordnance Update

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Covered the case before. Now, I see that they are having a sale to raise money for legal fees. And, in what seems to be a trend illustrated also by CavArms, no charges have ever been filed. KT’s website is here.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Via David, comes US v. Some Guns (I’m not making that up). Looks to me like the issues are that: Per Celata (the owner of KTO), his firearm frames are legal because they are not substantially complete. The ATF contends that they are substantially complete and, therefore, firearms. The ATF alleges that Celata told customers […]

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Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Past coverage here. Kevin has the latest: They can come in, steal your property, show no I.D., use a warrant that is so secret that the Sheriff could not see it, charge you with no crime, and then tell you, “we are keeping your property, and we will give/sell it to whomever we want.” If […]

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Friday, July 21st, 2006

Via Publicola, JPFO has an interview with Richard Celata on the recent raid on KT by the ATF and some Canadians: Richard: On June 6th we were raided by the ATF, the FBI, and the Canadian ATF. The search warrant said that they were looking for firearms and other items pertaining to the manufacturer of […]

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Friday, July 14th, 2006

Via Publicola, Claire Wolfe has an update and fundraising info: WITH A LITTLE HELP from Andy Lochridge, Gary Marbut, JPFO, Debra Webmistress of the Dark, and the wonderful people of TCF, we’re going to help Rick Celata of KT Ordnance out of the dire straits Our Beloved Government put him into. The first part of […]

KT Ordnance update

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

You may recall that KT Ordnance was raided for, err, well, no one really knows as it’s secret (See past coverage here and here). The latest at FMN: A Montana gun-kit dealer’s home was raided by FBI, BATF, and Canadian law enforcement agents, after he gave “subversive” literature to his local Sheriff, according to a […]

KT Ordnance update

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Their website is back and notes KT Ordnance raided by ATF – Not taking any orders. Also, there was a press mention regarding the raid: Federal agents seized inventory and paperwork in a raid of a gun parts manufacturing company here last week, the company’s owner said. Federal officials wouldn’t comment on the June 7 […]

Another ATF Raid

Friday, June 9th, 2006

The ATF has raided KT Ordnance, makers of 80% lower receivers. AR15.com poster broke the story. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (a frequent and loud critic of the ATF -[should SayUncle be worried? – Ed.] – [Damn skippy – SayUncle]) also has a snippet on the story. And, equally odd, is KT’s site […]