SOLD/EXPIRED Jeff Hankins kentucky gunsmith

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by joeltsprecher, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. joeltsprecher

    joeltsprecher Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2009
    For Your Information:
    having to sue kentucky gunsmith jeff hankins as he refuses to return action/parts because i caught him lying to me (again). work ok but took nearly 2 years to finish four rifles. when i drove 5 hundred miles to get rifles and settle up had no bills(after 20 mos?) and claimed we made a deal to trade $2300 in stuff for a $1400 bill. later said the bill really was $2100. now, after i caught him in ANOTHER lie he is so angered with me he is holding hostage my stuff, says i owe him another $600 and gave me a month to pay it and he will sell my stuff and "take care of my bill". what a nightmare. said i needed check for scope i sold him in mail next day to cover bill. postmarked week later. thinks i didn't/won't notice. check was short, late, and i complained. he said he didn't have internet for a week. i called several #'s several times and left messages. another lie. BIG mistake, watch out for this guy. have retarded voice message saying i now owe him $300 more for action, now he says over $600, and last week traded barrel, stock and part of above scope to COMPLETELY clear my account. all this is over me complaining over late payment. have proof. just ask. beware.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  2. orion2000

    orion2000 Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    I live 30 minutes from Jeff. Have talked with him face to face on several occasions. Never had a problem. He did a rebarrel job for me last year. Did good work at a fair price. Rifle shot well under MOA. I have parts at his shop now for a custom build. Like most good gunsmiths, he is covered over with work. Much of it repeat customers. I expect to continue to do business with him well into the future.
  3. boone3380

    boone3380 Member

    Oct 29, 2011
    I also have done business with Hankins custom and Jeff is a standup guy. He's built one rifle and done work on two others for me. He's building a 243 AI for me right now. I'm sure it will be a great shooter, just like the others. Like Orion I will be using Jeff's services well into the future.
  4. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    I talked with him last summer about a build or a rebarrel. Seemed like an ok guy to me. Sorry you've had such a mess.
  5. scf

    scf Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    I've only had one experience with Jeff Hankins but it was positive. He built a very accurate F class rifle on my Savage target action. Good work at a fair price and on schedule.