Re: \'Tis a crock of excrement and it stinketh..
Jake and all others
Think I will differ in some respect to what S1 said. To follow his philosophy, we should only buy a car from the master mechanic and our house from the master carpenter or we should not sell our used guns to anyone without running it through S1 for him to handle the transaction.
Seeing as how he is a gunsmith and constantly offering his "best in the world" products/services on this site, think that statement is a little self serving, seeing as how he was not involved in the transaction and does not know who said what and has not inspected the firearm.
This is a LR "hunting site", not a "tactical rifle builders" website and we all need to recognize that.
S1 stated "If the previous owners had any technical competence at all, they would simply offer to spend the 2 to 3 hours necessary to fix the problems you identified, or give you your money back."
Interesting statement but factually has absolutely nothing at all to do with "technical competance", it has to do with ethics and integrity of the involved parties. They have to work out the best remedy, as only a couple people really know what transpired, who said what etc, which means the remedy might be the recommendation S1 made, or it might be all parties "share" cost of repair. Myriad of options, but their call, not outside parties.
We all take our chances with anything we buy and hope that it was built right. If not we have remedies and courses of actions to take. Good reminder to ask for 3-5 day inspection and have your gunsmith look over your new purchase before you blindly accept it. Think that is why when you buy a house you pay to have a "house inspection" or when you buy a used car, many of us take it to the mechanic first to have it checked out. Firearms are no different.
We have no right to say who should do what or how, that is between two people to work out and I hope they do amicably.
[ 06-27-2003: Message edited by: BountyHunter ]