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A Disappointing Find

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GJ1981, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

    Feb 10, 2008
    I've been able to control my impulse buying lately but will always make an exception here and there.

    I decided to go to a few shops today looking for an FNP 45 or something similar. I always look through the 1911 case just because I never know what each shop will have.

    Well I found one that I have been considering for some time, a Colt WW1 Repro. The price was fair so I couldn't help but look at it. I love the look and feel, even though the hammer would bite me, but the more I handled it the more I noticed something was wrong. The slide was hanging up and staying to the rear without a magazine inserted and the grip safety didn't feel right, even with a firm hold it wasn't dropping the hammer.

    Needless to say I wasn't about to buy a pistol knowing it might have to go straight back to the factory. It could have been an easy fix or it could have been on the Colt recall, I didn't write the serial number to check.

    So, has this happened to anyone else? You find the gun you want only to discover something is wrong before you get it out the door.
  2. Nope, but I hope you told the guy behind the counter that it was screwed up.

  3. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

    Feb 10, 2008
    I told him it was most likely under the recall, and he did show it to several others working, but I'd be willing to bet it is still in the case rather than on its ways back to Colt.

    I'm tempted to buy it since the WW1 Repro's are hard to come by, but at the same time I don't like knowing it would most likely head straight back for repair.