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To keep this HK related, when did Vollmer stop HK builds? I know at some point Terry Dwyer left Vollmer, then Fred had some health issues and his son took over for a while. Anyone know with any certainty when Terry left, Fred took a leave of absense, then finally they stopped building HK?
 

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Vollmer's was in my neck of the woods.

Around 1995-1996 they still had a row of a few SP89 stretch builds on the bottow row of the case when you walked in the door along with a few other build goodies... I would assume they were still actively building at that point or maybe were winding down. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Fred have some kind of infraction/no-no that kind of segued into his retirement?

ETA: Found it...dated 1996
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-dc-circuit/1277810.html

Around 1999 or so, there was no formal storefront in Bloomington but still dealt with preban exotics (FAL, HK, Steyr, etc.) They were no longer building at that point. It wasn't a few years later that they stopped dealing guns and were dealing in safes only and that was short-lived as well and Rob moved the business up to Plainfield, IL where he eventually closed shop.
 

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I don't think there was an infraction, but he did have a nervous breakdown and eventually retired to Florida. The shop ran for years after that. I was just trying to nail down the timeline of Terry leaving, Fred retiring, and then when they effectively stopped building HKs. I know they eventually got out of the gun business, and they sold safes for a while. Thanks for the info.

Nothing displays in your link.

Vollmer's was in my neck of the woods.

Around 1995-1996 they still had a row of a few SP89 stretch builds on the bottow row of the case when you walked in the door along with a few other build goodies... I would assume they were still actively building at that point or maybe were winding down. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Fred have some kind of infraction/no-no that kind of segued into his retirement?

ETA: Found it...dated 1996
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Around 1999 or so, there was no formal storefront in Bloomington but still dealt with preban exotics (FAL, HK, Steyr, etc.) They were no longer building at that point. It wasn't a few years later that they stopped dealing guns and were dealing in safes only and that was short-lived as well and Rob moved the business up to Plainfield, IL where he eventually closed shop.
 
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