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September 20, 2007, 02:20 AM
I may have done something stupid. I sent a specialty (not as expensive as that may sound, but I don't want to be specific as I don't want him to read this and retaliate) firearm to a gunsmith who I found on Google who advertises on his site to specialize in this particular type of firearm.
It occurred to me that some of you might have done the same. Any experiences???
If after a couple of weeks I get more concerned, I will get more specific.

Jim Watson
September 20, 2007, 07:30 AM
How long has it been?
What turnaround time does he claim?
Two weeks is not long enough for most specialty gunsmiths to realize there is a new box in the pile.
As M. Ayoob once said, take their delivery time, read months for weeks, then double it.

Dave P
September 20, 2007, 07:32 AM
Yes, I did exactly the same one day - it was really silly. How did yours happen? I sent it off and It took forever to get fixed and then he overcharged me on shipping!!

Next time I have one of these specialty rifle problems, I won't use this guy again. Who would you recommend for these problems? You should have asked first. Know what I mean??

September 20, 2007, 11:42 AM
It hasn't really been long enough to be concerned. I just started thinking..."What if...?"
I should have worried first, shipped second, but..
I'm sure it'll be fine..let you know how it turns out...with a recommendation if all goes well.

T. O'Heir
September 22, 2007, 07:59 PM
"...he overcharged me on shipping..." He doesn't and didn't set the shipping charges. The carrier does that.
"..."What if...?" That can make you crazy. You could e-mail him and ask if he got it though. Avoid the phone. Every phone call he has to take will just slow him down.

September 22, 2007, 09:01 PM
I always ask what the estimated turn around time is. I usually get an asnwer. Then again it depends on how good the guy is. I usually add a couple of weeks on for good measure. I would rather have him concentrate on the work instead of the time it needs to be out the door. If they guy is a good gunsmith then he probably has plenty of work. Like I tell them if it comes to a choice between a deadline to ship it out and the work...I prefer to wait than grouch about something that didnt come out right because some shortcuts were taken.