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    Am I being taken for a ride?

    Right here it goes, sent my rifle of to a gun smith to have a new bolt fitted, was told the job would take around 3 weeks, ( emails to prove) they received the rifle on the 10th oct, after many calls toward the end of last year to see the progress I was told on the 11th jan that the rifle was at the proof house and they were expecting it back in 5-10 days, another call to them end of jan was told the rifle still at the proof house,
    I made a call to the proof house to see how long it takes to have a rifle proof, was told by a women the longest it takes is 10 days, so I ask if she,s had my rifle through the doors, this she couldn't tell me as I'm not the customer,
    I've made more several more calls to the place that did the work, always being told the same thing, another call to the gun smith this morning, and guess what, rifle still at the proof house and they were going to chase it up?

    5 months later, still no rifle
    am I being taken for a ride? Or is it just me getting wound up over nothing?

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    I am curious why have you had a new bolt fitted?
    Five months does seem rather a long time, did the gunsmith have to wait a fair time for a replacement to be sourced from the manufacturer?
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Hi Andrew

    that seems a long time to be waiting for that kind of work (unless the bolt was hard to come by?)

    hope alls well.

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    Tell the place that is supposed to be fixing it that unless you get it back pronto your have no choice but to report it stolen whilst in their care.

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    nobody can say you're impatient...... I may have given them a little extra time but would have been on them with both feet at 6 weeks and daily afterwards (unless part was a problem?)... An email takes a couple seconds to update you on progress or lack of. By 5 months, I'd be aggravated enough that if the proof house wouldn't give me the info and the smith was still tapdancing, I'd notify the law that I think my gun was stolen or misplaced and let them find it for me....

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    I was told they had the bolt in stock, the reason for the bolt being change was that the bolt face was worn, and the extractor clip pulled out from in the bolt (Remington)

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    Blimey, I'd of taken the bolt to proof along with other rifles I've built, do it whilst I wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    Blimey, I'd of taken the bolt to proof along with other rifles I've built, do it whilst I wait.
    That only makes my blood boil even more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Tell the place that is supposed to be fixing it that unless you get it back pronto your have no choice but to report it stolen whilst in their care.
    This is exactly what I would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewT059 View Post
    That only makes my blood boil even more
    Applogies mate, didn't mean to rub salt in your wounds. I take everything to proof, just nip down on the train.

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