Praise and Thanks to Chase Curtis!!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Black Sheep, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Back in October, I bought a custom 338 edge from Chase Curtis here on the classifieds. I recently took it to Grit at Deadly Precision Gunsmithing to put on a Wyatt's mag box. He noticed that the recoil lug was a factory one, and that it was not ideal for an Edge. When he spun the barrel off, this is what he saw.... image.jpg
    Needless to say, whoever the guy was who cut this tenon didn't exactly do a 'professional' job. :rolleyes: I contacted Chase, and even though it had been 5 months since the sale, he graciously offered to pay for a new barrel, and the labor to thread and chamber it! :D Grit is going to send the old barrel back to Chase so he can have what I'm sure will be a very pointed discussion with the builder!
    We all tend to complain loudly when something goes wrong, myself included. But I figure that I should be praising loudly when someone goes above and beyond! Chase couldn't possibly have known about the thread tenon, and even though I bought it with the understanding of it being as-is, he still went out of his way to fix it.

  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Good to read. Thanks for posting. This speaks very loudly about the kind of man Chase is and what he stands for.

  3. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Good for him. Fewer and fewer would step up like that today. Did not have to but did. I know a few like that.
  4. albertakid

    albertakid Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Well I don't know this Chase character, but based on this action alone I'd say he is a stand up guy...and I know Grit is so your in good company on this one .

    Hats off to you Chase
  5. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    I don't know Chase either, but he is definitely the type of guy you would like to meet. Exactly the type of guy that all should strive to be like.
  6. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2011

    Im glad it all worked out! I am sure your new edge from Grit will be a shooter... I have just always believed in treating people how you would want to be treated.. In business or friends.. All the same. gun)
  7. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    I have no idea who you are, but you have my respect Mr. Curtis.
    I have had bad experiences with two custom rifles, one I ordered and one I bought used but said to be in almost new condition. These both fell far short of what was represented, and the sellers refused to make right on them. It is refreshing to hear of integrity in a long distance transaction.
  8. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    It is admirable of Chase Curtis to step forward and make this situation right, and laudable for Black Sheep to want to publicaly praise him.

    We should see more of these actions, but unfortunately, in today's world, we are so eager to condemn ones actions instead of praise them.

    The lesson to be learned here is to do your homework on the gentleman you choose to build your rifles. There is probably a reason that a guy can chamber your barrel in a week or less.lightbulb
  9. PowellSixO

    PowellSixO Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    It's great hearing about someone standing up and doing the right thing. I wish the news would do the same. All you hear about is the $h!t going on, when in reality there are good people out there doing what's right on a regular basis! Good for you Mr. Curtis, you reap what you sow! :)