Here is the simplest way to describe the new SSK-50, consider it in every way as you would have "the original". The exception is that it is made of stronger materials and to more consistent specifications, with state of the art CNC technology.
Manufactured by Lehigh Defense/SSK Firearms in PA, they have revived this legendary platform from the dead, and this is the best news for the single shot community in decades. David Fricke of Lehigh Defense, was first introduced to the single shot world 41 years ago, and he is the driving force behind the revival of this platform that was discontinued roughly 17 years ago. He also has a passion for the wildcat calibers created by his friend and mentor, JD Jones, and has a quoted goal of "Making Wildcatting Mainstream" bringing forth the resources of probably the most innovative ammunition and bullet manufacturer to support that goal with ammunition, brass, dies and bullets.
Since this frame includes the latest revisions of "the original", all G1 barrels, current production G2, MGM, Bullberry, and SSK barrels will work on these frames.
100% Crossover Compatibility: meaning that all original barrels, stock sets, grip sets, and accessories will work perfectly on this new frame. Any chambering that worked well on "the original" will work as well or better on this frame.
The new SSK-50 boasts a Stainless Steel frame with a black nitride finished trigger guard, black oxide finished hammer and trigger to create a stunning package. The trigger is as good, if not better than "the originals" famous trigger that we hear about all the time.
3 frame options are available on this initial offering:
1) The LYNX engraved edition for $275-shipped to your FFL dealer.
2) The HausOfArms Logo (in place of the LYNX) edition for $275-shipped to your FFL dealer.
3) The "Flatside" has no engraving and has an up charge of $40 as these are hand selected for finish perfection, just like the old days at the custom shop, shipped to your FFL dealer.
Unlike standard offerings that we have been accustomed to where the frames are designated at the factory and shipped with the appropriate stock or grip set. These frames are not designated therefore can be used for either pistol or rifle just like an AR lower checking the "other" box on page 2 of the 4473! If a full firearm is shipped then that would designate to either handgun or long gun box being checked on the 4473.
Lifetime factory warranty.
For the latest production update, visit the blog section and then click on newsletters. We will continually update time frame there as we know more.
UPDATE FROM THE MANUFACTURER:
I think we are finally at a point of confidence where we can comment on this. I have been hesitant to make any commitments for the last two years as I have learned a long time ago that until you have something sitting on the shelf, you better not make a promise. Currently, we have purchased the tooling and have contracted three separate casting companies to make the frame. Two seem to have the capability and we will have First Articles from one in a week and the other the first week of January. I anticipate production in February and shipments by the end of February. It has been a long, painful, and expensive process. We are committed to the project and resolve to do it right.
If you are currently an FFL and would like to become a distributor for the SSK-50, go here to fill out the Dealer Agreement.