Almost bought my first .22
After searching this forum and soliciting the advice of its members, and a lot of research, I placed a special order with a local gun shop for a Savage Mark II BTVLSS. I felt like kid waiting for Christmas to arrive. Everyday I would call the store and see it the gun had been shipped. Today I was told that the gun had arrived. All I needed to do was come and pick it up.
Now one of the reasons I chose Savage was for the out of the box accuracy, craftsmanship, and quality. When the gentleman handling the sale lifted the rifle out of the box, I was thrilled. The gun was beautiful. It was all that I could do not to snatch it from his hands...
Then I noticed the frown. I looked in the direction of his gaze, and for all intents and purposes, the trigger housing had fallen off. Apparently there are two screws that seat the bottom metal of the trigger housing to the gun. One sits in wood, and that screw had broken off. Because of that the second screw that attaches to the (I believe he told me the action) was loose. The bolt was moving all over the place and the barrel was wiggling in a distressing fashion. The gentleman took the gun into the back to see if there was anything that could be done. Upon returning he informed me that he was uncomfortable selling this rifle. I replied that I was most uncomfortable purchasing it.
How could I have gotten shipped the one factory reject that may have ever left the Savage facility? Ohh well, hopefully he will receive the replacement rifle buy next Thursday... I am not a patient individual. Maybe I should call the shipping company and see what time they usually deliver packages. That way I can be in the store when it arrives. I guess I should go do some work and stop thinking about it.
Future bulletins as events warrant.