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    Default New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    I had a LGS order a Colt 1991 from Davidson's.

    I got around to cleaning it, and noticed that this is what the darned crown looks like. Note the 11 o clock area. Looks like bad tooling?

    Anyway; should I shoot it at 15 yards and see what comes of it? This is a defensive carry piece and I don't plan on shooting beyond 15 yards.

    I don't want to deal with Colt right now. worse case, I could go to a local gunsmith I've talked to and see if he can recrown it and be done.

    Thoughts?


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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    typical of what they have become. damn sad.
    if it shoots ok (lay odds it will), shoot the crap out if it, and call it a day.
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy - Dante.

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by jakebrake View Post
    typical of what they have become. damn sad.
    if it shoots ok (lay odds it will), shoot the crap out if it, and call it a day.
    Thanks for the advice. I have had 5 different Colts in the past 5 years and all but this one we’re pretty perfect. Hopefully this is just cosmetic

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?



    Applies to pistols, as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    How's colts customer service? I hope good for a likely $1000+ piece. I'd try to get a new barrel or send it to them to recrown if the original barrel was hand fit.

    Some people might not care but from your posts you're particular about guns, which again for a $1000 gun I don't blame you.

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    Yeah, that's not acceptable.

    I would email Colt customer service, attach a couple pictures and a WTF?!?!

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    Yeah I would not be satisfied with that, I'd send it back to Colt. I'm not paying to recrown an obvious defect, but that's just me.

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    After production damage imo. Not acceptable. Send it back, I know it sucks. Inspect better next time. I miss dumb shit all the time like that, don’t beat yourself up about it.
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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    Seems like the normal thing to do is inspect it before taking it?

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    Default Re: New 1911 Colt factory crowning: ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    How's colts customer service?
    God-Awful....bought a 1991 that took "pile of crap" to a new level. colt's response was pretty much sucked to be me.

    with them being in bankruptcy, expect worse than this to become the rule, rather than the exception.
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy - Dante.

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