Stay away from Special Interest Arms
I hope I'm posting this in the right place but I figured I would post a public service announcement. a bit of background. Rich at Special Interest Arms specializes in caliber conversions and sporterizing upgrades for Enfield Pattern bolt action rifles. Way back in May I ordered a caliber conversion kit for an enfield no4 MK1(no parts matching and sporterized) rifle that I have laying around. the initial estimate was only a few weeks turn around however there were endless excuses as to why my order hadn't shipped yet and then there would be several lapses where Rich would not answer my emails until the requests became "less than civil". 2 months ago he finally said that my order was finished and would ship that week however it never arrived and he has failed to respond to any inquiries I've made since then. the SIA website does not list a phone number to contact them in person and there is no information online as to another way of contacting them. a helpfull mederator on another forum did some interweb voodoo and tracked down a phone number but it has been long disconnected.
everything I've read about Rich and SIA has been nothing short of stellar which is why i am incredibly irritated by a complete lack of customer service and failure to deliver. today I demanded my money refunded...hopefully I can get this resolved however I don't think I would ever use their services again nor would I ever recommend them.
Re: Stay away from Special Interest Arms
Thanks for the heads up. When possible, I much prefer doing business face to face. I wouldn't do business with this place in the first place just because they didn't have a phone number. I refuse to communicate solely through email when it comes to business transactions.