Originally Posted by royinidaho
I'm a trusting sort. I bought everything from members here, for my next and final build and had them shipped to the smith. All parts were from top cabin manufacturers.
If something is visibly amiss I would hope that the smith lets me know up front before any of his time is wasted. Plus if the problem is correctable, in his judgment, I would expect him to be compensated for the extra work. If the extra work isn't successful, he should still be compensated I would be responsible for replacing the dud part.
[Note to self: If I go to the doctor and he kills me I don't expect him or any part of the system to receive any compensation. But what would I care?
The "smith" has an accuracy expectation prior to shipping the rifle. If it meets his expectation, all is well with me.
There are a lot of trusting people on this site and I am one of them also, And your right about
the smiths accuracy, quality and appearance standards and the best way to make sure that you
and your smith are on the same page is to discuss every thing thoroughly and eliminate any
My best advice is to spend lots of time talking with the smith about what you want and expect
and if he does not take all the time nessary for a clear understanding of what you want he is
probably not the person you want to build you custom rifle. In fact if he does not become your
friend you have not spent enough time with him.
As to the parts problem, Some times to the untrained eye a problem may be missed and it ''IS"
the smiths job to inspect and approve all of the parts in order to produce a truly CUSTOM rifle.
Doing the right thing will always pay off but doing the easy or half ass thing will cause one a lot
of grief. All of my friends have 2 or more of my rifles because we talk a lot before,during and
after the build and I am always hear to support them as are many on this site.
J E CUSTOM