Scubie- I THINK these were made by NORINCO in China, and imported by IAC. I have no firsthand experience with them. Reports I have seen on their version of the lever action, and their clone of the 1897 pump, was that quality was OK, but do not expect an exact duplicate of the original. Machining marks still showed in some places, quality of some steel was questioned, etc. But you are also not paying what you would pay for an original. Guess it is a matter of you pays your money, you takes your pick.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.