Talk:.22 Spitfire

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involvement of George R. Numrich[edit]

A business partner George R. Numrich (of Numrich Arms and Gun Parts Corp. fame) was involved in the 5.7MMJ (.22 Spitfire) project in the early-to-mid 1960s. Recently Gun Parts Corp catalog #27 listed Johnson Model 1941 rifle and light machine gun parts and 5.7mm Johnson or .22 Spitfire conversions (barrel, chamber reamers, chamber gauges and ammunition) but currently www.gunpartscorp.com shows only barrels and ammo available (chamber reamer and gauges out-of-stock). So there is still some hobby interest in 5.7mm Johnson aka .22 Spitfire. Naaman Brown (talk) 16:16, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

It is my understanding that GPC's Spitfire parts and ammunition came from the liquidation of IAI's inventory. --D.E. Watters (talk) 19:52, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Probably true. Gun Parts Corp handles the parts inventory of companies that have been liquidated. IAI (Israel Arms International) was an American firm that subcontracted the actual manufacture of the IAI carbines until they went out of business recently, so they would be a likely source of parts currently cataloged. Numrich handled the parts inventory of prewar Johnson sporting guns and the WWII rifle and LMG. Numrich and Johnson discussed financing of the .22 spitfire project and that may be as far as Numrich's involvement in that project went. Naaman Brown (talk) 13:44, 1 April 2009 (UTC)