Originally Posted by cpttango30
First thing I would do is to call his FFL and ask for pictures of the firearm and the packaging. If he offers them up with no fuss then you can inspect them and make a determiniation. If the FFL fusses and throws a fit then you know they took the thing apart and can't get it together again or like you said lost some parts and don't want to pay for the repair.
I still think you got the short end of the stick in that deal. A Ruger for an SKS? but hey it is you not me.
+1. A Ruger for an SKS?
And yeah, if it was damaged in transit, the problem is with the carrier.
Or you could beat the s#!t out of the SKS, throw some tiny parts away, and trade back.