Re: Smith has had my rifles for 2+ years. Losing patience...
Interesting thread... I guess I'm fortunate to have a good smith near by, about 40 min (Bozeman to Three Forks). We have a very good relationship and good communications. He requires 50% labor down plus components. His reason for requiring half down on labor is because he has been stuck by some of his customers when the job is done.
Anyway, he has always kept me up to date and has even sent pics of progress.
Benchracer, hope you get this worked out. I think you're doing the right thing by looking for the high road and I think the advise to give notice to collect your parts is good advise.
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