I received this in Oct of 2018, emailed again probably a month or two ago, no response.
Thank you for contacting us. Regarding your Z-5RS, we’d be happy to refinish your Z-5RS and install a rail. Can you tell me what you’re looking for exactly (ie picatinny optics rail for the top of the receiver, or a handguard with a rail)? Right now, we’re on hold with the full-auto host conversions. Approximately 2 ½ or 3 months ago, we submitted a formal letter to the BATFE asking whether the modifications necessary for the conversion would change the pistol classification of the receiver to a machine gun (which would prevent us from offering the service). We’re hopeful that we will hear back from them soon, indicating that we can offer the service while maintaining the pistol classification.
Once I hear back from you regarding the rail question, I’d be happy to provide you with an estimate for that and refinishing with HK Black DuraCoat SL.
I was going off what you had said before. If zenith is willing to do the work without it now its a far better setup.
Give James a little slack guys. Working with ATF is not always a clear, concise and timely process... I for one am thankful Zenith has listened to its customers and invested the time to "navigate the waters" and ultimately offer a conversion of the original import design. Imagine... a F/A capable firearm for use with NFA registered sears and packs that maintains the original MKE pushpin w/ shelf configuration. The future benefits of this style host configuration being approved could be a significant developement to all of us, but I'll save those thoughts for sometime down the road.
Last edited by rickj1nd; 05-16-2019 at 11:37 PM.
I spoke with a couple guys on the Zenith booth at the NRA show and got the distinct impression that the letter(s)? currently at the ATF are asking for a
ruling that removing the carrier block and doing nothing in the area of the mag well is permissible.
Settled the issue today with BATFE. No full auto conversions authorized for use with registered sear/pack on Zenith Firearms roller delayed blowback line of weapons. The offering of that service has been removed from the Zenith Firearms website.
Some can’t leave well enough alone....
"...but just like every other clone, they are copies of the original and copies are never as good as the original."