I picked up my Remington 1911 today after it was test fired by the NYSP, they got their spent case so they're happy. I got it home, sat in my office and just looked at it, admiring it and then I noticed some blotches on the finish on top between the rear sight and ejection port. Difficult to see, gotta look closely. Never noticed at the gun shop. Anyways, I was admiring the frame, nice and tight, no play horizontal or vertical and the lockup is tight too. I dry fired it about a half dozen times, either by pulling the hammer back or cycling the slide. It does have a nice trigger, breaks crisp for an Series 80. Then I take a side view look at the gun again and see the finish scraped along the bottom, WTF?!? I tore the gun down, cleaned it and saw what looked like metal shavings down where the recoil spring goes into the frame. There is also a scrape on the inside of the frame that is in the same place across from the slide. Here's a pic: I dunno, it's a $600 gun, am I wrong to expect more? I suppose I can b*t*h about it but then it will get sent off to the factory for who knows how long and I haven't even fired a shot through it. I'm bummed. I knew I shouldn't have purchased a first year run, I thought I'd learn when I bought a Colt Anaconda, that was crappily manufactured too.