I got to see the Blue Monster once. Maybe a couple of times. Rich used to live an hour or so from me and we caught up a few times. I was simply in the right place at the right time for most of it. When Pat and Dave S. had a discussion about Pat's print and the DSA L1A1 barrel sling swivel cut, for example. Or the first 5 BGS kits to be sold by Century at the creek before APEX got them. I had some crazy good luck. I parkerized for James Harper before most people had heard of Gunpartsguy and my park made his old parts a like new big margin hit for him. His US barrels came out of a freight terminal into my Blazer. I did Pat's builds for a while. The current batch of 8L gas blocks are my doing. Yeah it's been an interesting ride. I've been very fortunate to have seen as much as I got to.Damn Adam you sure did get around over the years.
I don't remember Rich ever selling any handguards and he always stated they were too intricate and time consuming to make nor did your handguards end up here to my knowledge. He did joke about his mistakes ending up as firewood and once looking at a photo of his home just about all covered with deep snow during a big storm perhaps he was not joking.
Rich and the Blue Monster is now part of the FAL Files folklore.