Re: IMP back in ****
The IMP was made by "Imperial Metal Products"* in Kingston, NC. It is a copy of the RG-10, made in the U.S. after GCA '68 banned import of the German gun. AFAIK, the frame was U.S. made, the other parts were imported from Germany.
Unbelievable as it sounds, they were even worse than the German guns, being made of poorer quallity materials and not being subjected to German proof.
Believe, me the owner of the gun lost nothing valuable; they sold for $10 in 1969 and have not increased in value since.
*I doubt there is any connection with any other company of a similar name.
Last edited by Jim K; 08-21-2012 at 04:10 PM..