Yep...absolutly..the smith is responsable for this. Don't be afraid to ask for your mony back ....plus+++.
On another, semi related topic. There is a local "shooter" around here who owns two Accumarks. A 257( I think) and a 338-378 (I know). Being the true riflman that he is, he took his two guns to a "chain store" to have them cleaned. After they were cleaned, (also, being the true rifleman that he is) took the guns to ANOTHER fellow to have him sight them in for season.
Yep, you guessed it...the brake for the 257 was on the 338 and visa versa.
No one was hurt, but the shooter says that it sure was exciting for a moment!!!
Evedently the "chain store" is fighting it in court!!! Says it is not resonsable for the damage..