Anvil Arms gone out of business

Its appears that Anvil Arms went out of business in November last year.

Anvil Arms AR-15 lower receivers.

Their website is still online but no products are listed.

From Weapons Cache Forum

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Fl St. s. 679.610 et seq., MILTON DISSER, LLC, as secured creditor, intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property. The secured creditor will sell at public sale on the 24th day of November, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A., 1505 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33601, the following:


Description of Collateral:

One Hundred Percent (100%) of the outstanding membership interests in Anvil Arms, LLC, a Florida limited liability company with a place of business in Lakeland, FL. Terms of the sale are cash, or certified check. Property will be sold to the highest bidder β€œAS IS” without warranty relating to title, possession, quiet enjoyment or the like. Additional terms of sale to be announced on date of auction.

1505 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33601
November 6, 13, 2009 09-5058H…1-06-Hills.pdf (page 4, middle of 4th column in this pdf)

[ Many thanks to Matt for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson

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  • Anyone want to pool some $$ to start our own company? πŸ˜€

  • Freiheit

    While I hate to see businesses, especially smaller ones and firearms related, to close up. There are a LOT of AR manufacturers out there. I’m wondering if its more market saturation than the recession.

    I’m not a big AR guy and I can name 4 or 5 smaller makers off the top of my head. Theres only so many ways you can produce a copy of an AR-15 receiver, its damn near a commodity rather than a product.

  • SpudGun

    Count me in Mark, with the recession in full swing, the Obama gun buying panic over and the ATF shutting everyone down, now would be a great time to start a gun business.

    I think we should invest in an AR-15 or a pocket sized .380, as these segments of the market aren’t oversatured to the point of collapse…much.

    I smell gold!

  • Bandito762

    I wouldn’t put money into a firearms company for fear that ATF would come in and steal all of my stuff to run me out of business.

  • My rifle is built on one of their lowers. Quality piece.

  • Lance

    Never heard of them now i know why.

  • jdun1911

    The company is well known on They were moving a lot of inventories and making good money. Problem was from what I understand there was a fallout between the partners and that can be messy in any business.

  • j

    Unfortunate. I’ve been meaning to pay them a visit for quite some time.

  • jdun1911

    Command Arms Accessories have a similar fate when the three partners decided to disbanded the company. I do not know the reason but I don’t think it was from hostility between the partners.

  • On Saturday, April 10th Oglesby & Company Auctioneers will be holding a 1 day liquidation of Anvil Arms selling the Complete Inventory for the Secured Creditor including all Semi-Automatic and Fully Automatic Firearms, Suppressed Firearms, Ammunition, Parts, Tooling, Machine Shop Equipment, and Much, Much More! Online Bidding is available via Proxibid. Check out to see a catalog of available items to bid on, or Join us On-Site at

    Saturday, April 10th @ 10AM
    2358 Old Combee Rd. Suite #103
    Lakeland, Florida 33805

  • Bob in Florida

    I’m sorry to learn that Anvil Arms is out of business. I’ve been shooting and playing with AR’s since the early 60’s and reloading since the 80’s, and know that Anvil Arms had top-of-the-line products. Their AR lowers were simply one of the best made!

    I’ve heard others complain about Anvil Arms lack of customer service, but I personally never had any problems whatsoever with AA. In Sept 2009 I picked up a Gemtech silencer/suppressor that I had previously ordered from the AA at their commercial store (i guess that i was lucky given that they closed shortly thereafter) and the place was simply mobbed with customers, as were their booths at gun shows here in florida.

    IMHO, John Kruger and his staff were a super bunch of people and the loss of Anvil Arms is a loss for all of us in the shooting hobby/business.

  • Dean

    I purchased one of their ARs from the Tampa Gun show. It came with a few choice extras and it was priced $1,000.00. Compared to the others that were there, it was a good deal and quality made. Yes, it was a small company, but you have to realize that most parts are made/casted by the major suppliers anyway. Sad to see them go, but I must say that I did go to pick up the gun at a warehouse (not a store). From what I saw, they were just getting on their feet and into the game. They were just to new and small to take on the rest of the established companies. That is a challenge for any new business.

  • I had sent John some parts to build me some AR pistols right before they went out of business. He wasn’t able to acquire the barrels to complete the builds and after a few months I asked for my parts back. He agreed, but I never got them back and subsequent emails were ignored and then I found out they were out of business. I’m out two Daniel Defense lite rails and gas blocks. I assume someone got a good deal on my parts in that auction πŸ™

  • amram

    John Kruger was/is an honorable guy who did good work. He engraved lowers well at a good price. Try and find THAT today!

    • Well it’s history , for now. But man what a product and service for the price . Aloha , Gonzo.

  • Ned Christiansen

    John was indeed an honorable guy and straight shooter. He was very, very interested in quality and doing the right thing.

  • dan theman

    i took some they’re training classes when they were the rim fire ranch.what a bunch of great guys…

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