It is time again for change. Mrs. Sawtooth's time in Washington and the Army comes to an end. Our family has decided to head to Utah for civilian life, the move in June/July. We are excited about the future, although the move and leaving our friends in Washington will be tough.
Much of the Winter and Spring business activity will focus on our training classes, developing some new products, and getting set up for the move. Anybody that has been to the shop lately might get a laugh out of what that last part is about... (keep an eye on the Yard Sale).
Sawtooth Rifles aims to get through the transition as seamlessly as possible. From past shop moves we know that most of the unknowns are on the landing end, and getting spindles turning again takes time. The goal is to make the move without rifle builds pending and then start fresh without a wait list. To that end, the plan for rifle builds is as follows:
Phase 1: Beginning Jan 1, we will not accept new rifle builds until we have a really good idea of where we will be on the wait list by Spring. We aim to reduce the administrative time involved in new projects to allow for completion of existing projects. If you have been directed to this article as a response to a rifle build inquiry, please understand the need and accept our sincere apology.
Phase 2: Once we have rifle builds caught up (estimated March/April for projects not held up by parts) we will accept select projects that we can get done within days, not months. These projects will be limited to re-barrels and builds based on custom actions and chassis from parts on hand or quickly obtainable. (The days of blueprinting Remingtons and "yeah, I can make that stock work I guess" may be over for good.)
Phase 3: Back to work in Utah, ASAP!