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#281261 - 06/28/07 06:26 PM SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged
Model70Man
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I got a call from the gunshop today saying my trigger job was finished. I'm excitedly anticipating holding, shouldering, and squeezing the trigger all day long. I get to the shop and they hand me my rifle and the first thing I notice is a gouge on my Zeiss Conquest. I don't even check the trigger at that point. I begin to inspect the wood and lo and behold my stock is scratched all to he77 on the forend and on the right side of the action. I've never been so mad in my life. The rifle has never even been shot. I wouldn't care if I had made those marks, well I would, but you would expect that when you take your rifle in for smith work, you would get it back in the same shape you brought it in. They did, however, try to make it right. They are going to replace my scope with a new one and repair the blemishes. So I won't have it again for a couple more weeks.

The trigger job was absolutely perfect. Now if I could just shoot the thing!
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#281276 - 06/28/07 06:42 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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Bummer dude.
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#281286 - 06/28/07 06:49 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: paincave_2000]
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That sucks. Did thery own up to it when you got there or did you hae to point it out to them. If there was that much damage they knew about it.
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#281288 - 06/28/07 06:52 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: BucknBass]
tndrbstr
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Gee, I wonder what they would of done if you hadn't seen the damage? or worse yet if someone else had picked the gun up that didn't know that the scratches weren,t supposed to be there? Makes you wonder...
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#281682 - 06/29/07 12:14 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: BucknBass]
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#281826 - 06/29/07 07:40 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Tiny]
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I'd be pi$$ed. What were they doing, playing catch with it?
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#281832 - 06/29/07 07:47 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: buzzr46]
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Unprofessional!
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#281866 - 06/29/07 08:28 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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Curious to know if they explained to you what had happened to cause that amount of damage?
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#281870 - 06/29/07 08:31 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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The right thing to do would of been to tell ya before you came down.It should of been made right before you ever got there.
They should discount the trigger job, For the time,trouble,pain and suffering
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#281873 - 06/29/07 08:33 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: rvs9]
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Yup, that would pi$$ed me off. I had a bedding and trigger job done by a local 'smith in Franklin and told him I was picky about the looks of my guns...Especially when it comes to buggered up/stripped screws and told him so. The gun came back with rub marks on the stock and a nasty bedding job that looks like an amateur did it. Needless to say I'll only have reputable 'smiths work on my stuff from now on. There's no excuse for this...
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#281929 - 06/29/07 09:34 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: vonb]
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This was the beautiful stock you just had finished on the earlier post?

Gosh, I'd be upset if I scratched it myself while hunting, but I'd be livid if my smith did that to the gun.

I'd like an explanation from him as well if he wants any future business. Good grief, it was just a trigger job!

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#282533 - 06/29/07 06:59 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: megalomaniac]
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I know hindsight is 20/20 but next time take the action and barrel out of the stock and keep the stock at home. I also remove the scopes from my rifles when taking them to the smith.
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#282576 - 06/29/07 07:37 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sniper]
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 Originally Posted By: Sniper
I know hindsight is 20/20 but next time take the action and barrel out of the stock and keep the stock at home. I also remove the scopes from my rifles when taking them to the smith.


Excellant Advice and I hadn't thought of it till you mentioned ,for this topic.

Can say the same for hard to find parts ie Magazine/Clips unless they are needed by the smith.Took a 788 in the other day for some minor work and the smith handed me back the clip.
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#283287 - 06/30/07 07:33 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: rvs9]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: rvs9
Curious to know if they explained to you what had happened to cause that amount of damage?


They didn't explain to me how or why it happened. They were actually shocked and dumbfounded when I brought it to their attention. They were tripping over their tongues trying to give me an explanation. They did however tell me that I would be getting a brand new scope (the other scope was brand spankin new as well) and they would fix the scratches. They don't know this yet but I'm not going to pay for the trigger job. I for one will not ever bring any of my guns to them for any smith work and will never recommend their services.
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#283288 - 06/30/07 07:35 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: megalomaniac]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
This was the beautiful stock you just had finished on the earlier post?


Yep, that's the one.
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#283474 - 06/30/07 10:59 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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Oh, damnn, I would have hurt someone over that stock.
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#283705 - 06/30/07 04:19 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Dude.... PM where that happend so I will not take anything there....... and the next time you need a trigger job PM me and we can take care of it....
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#284762 - 07/01/07 04:35 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sako]
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I learned a lesson by sending off a stock to be camo dipped. There was a leaf tension clip spring in the stock that I figured would be fine to leave in. Well upon return no spring, phone call and they said they never saw it. I new of another company that did custom work on Sako's and just by some miracle they had two extra one's in their shop they let me have for just shipping. Beretta was going to charge somewhere around $80.00 I think for a replacement. The camo dip company was going to cover the cost so we both got lucky by me finding the replacement.
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#288599 - 07/04/07 06:19 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Sniper]
lawdog
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Model70
Would you also please PM me too on the location. I have a smith that I use in K-Town...I hope it is not him because he usually does good work. Thanks. Sorry bout the rifle though
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#291348 - 07/07/07 01:41 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: paincave_2000
Bummer dude.


ditto


ditto that is awful people should take pride in there work.
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#291518 - 07/07/07 10:59 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Locksley]
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Dude, I'm so sorry to hear that. I feel like I have been screwed too, after all the advise I gave you on the stock. If they can't fix it, send me an e-mail and maybe we can get her fixed up. Sorry again man.
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#3046271 - 11/23/12 06:48 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: megalomaniac]
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
This was the beautiful stock you just had finished on the earlier post?

Gosh, I'd be upset if I scratched it myself while hunting, but I'd be livid if my smith did that to the gun.

I'd like an explanation from him as well if he wants any future business. Good grief, it was just a trigger job!
YEP VERY Unprofessional!
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#3046277 - 11/23/12 06:50 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: vonb]
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At least their "trying" to make it right. They would never get my business again, and I would let every major shooter I know that they damaged my "extremely hard to find" rifle.
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#3046282 - 11/23/12 06:55 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: BigD_625]
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Sorry to hear that! I know the feeling I just got my model 7 back from Kampfeld Customs looks beautiful, then I bought the zeiss 3x9 on sale from cabelas. Took it to the range shooting for the first time a guy beside me at the bench is shooting a semi auto .308 L1A1 throwing brass all over me the scope and all. Long story short the necking on the empty casing hit my scope perferctly leaving indentions and 2 tiny scratches! I was peed but hey if thats the worst that happens to it I can accept it I guess

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#3046790 - 11/24/12 10:17 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: 1shot1kill]
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So what shop or did I miss that????
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#3046816 - 11/24/12 10:43 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: rvs9
Curious to know if they explained to you what had happened to cause that amount of damage?


They didn't explain to me how or why it happened. They were actually shocked and dumbfounded when I brought it to their attention. They were tripping over their tongues trying to give me an explanation. They did however tell me that I would be getting a brand new scope (the other scope was brand spankin new as well) and they would fix the scratches. They don't know this yet but I'm not going to pay for the trigger job. I for one will not ever bring any of my guns to them for any smith work and will never recommend their services.



I would be very hesitant to allow them to attempt to repair the stock.............who knows what they could screw up with that job.
Sounds to me that someone leaned the gun up against something and it fell over, or worse yet............dropped it.

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#3047553 - 11/24/12 09:20 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Thieves now this. Dude you are having a bad week! I hope it all gets better soon
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#3047728 - 11/25/12 06:21 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: ImThere]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Thieves now this. Dude you are having a bad week! I hope it all gets better soon


This happened back in 2007. I don't know how this thread got bumped back up.
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#3047926 - 11/25/12 10:09 AM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Thieves now this. Dude you are having a bad week! I hope it all gets better soon


This happened back in 2007. I don't know how this thread got bumped back up.


LOL. I just assumed it was your new .260. Didn't even look at the date.
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#3048140 - 11/25/12 01:09 PM Re: SO MAD!!! Project Rifle Damaged [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Thieves now this. Dude you are having a bad week! I hope it all gets better soon


This happened back in 2007. I don't know how this thread got bumped back up.

Oh well that would have made for a even worse week than you are having? Guess if ya gotta look on the brighter side there it is! Lol
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