Originally Posted by Mark F
Sorry man, but this is blatantly stupid on your part. Leaving ANYTHING (let alone a gun) for more than 30 days is just plain ludicrous. There are literally thousands of Gun Smiths out there. Most are honest hard working people looking to provide quality work at a reasonable price, in a reasonable time frame.
You do need to report this to the BBB, and the police. I'm surprised that POS is still in business... but again, you let it happen.
WOW That was not very nice at all.
I trusted my home town store a lot when it was in business. They were straight shooters as 99% of the shooting community is.
Sounds like the OP doesn't do much with firearms to begin with and may have not known that a job like his should only take a few weeks.
While I was in the military I had to move posts. Fort Hood to Fort Sam. My car wasn't lic and a buddy had crashed it for me. I took it to a dealership and said look I want a new blue ford Ranger 4x4 extended cab and I am trading in my car I have $3500 for a down payment. I have to go out of town for a 3 days then I will be back to pick up the truck and drop off my payment. So I leave call the next day and he is working on my deal I get back 3 days later and no car no truck and he tells me to EFF OFF. Even the manager and owner tell me that. Dude says he never seen be before and never seen the car. When I reached over and lifted his desk calendar there was the key to my car. Still I got saddled with no car no new car and to top it all off some how even though I never missed a payment i was saddled with a repo on my credit. It took me 3 years to get it all take care of.
Was it smart on my part NO I didn't know it wasn't because I talked to this guy 4 or 5 times in the matter of a week about this deal. Was it smart of the OP no. But, it doesn't make it right on either account.
You place trust in people till they prove you can't. Well he proved he couldn't be trusted. I am sure I would be telling all the people I knew in the area that he is untrustworthy and a thief.
Other than that see C3shooters post and do what he says. Feds don't like sloppy records keeping in the gun business.