Originally posted by emmo:
Picked up a new Government this weekend at the gun show. This gun is flawless, simply put. I am very impressed, can't wait to try it out. The lady who sold it to me used to work at Colt, she said the new rollmarks were a mistake at first, but since customers like them so much, they'll keep making them. Don't know how accurate that is, but I have a hard time believing that. I couldn't believe how much bull*&%$# I got from so many dealers about Colt. I defended and informed as best I could, but that only made the dealers more pissed. I shut a few of them up real fast when I showed them the new Government I had just bought. One of them still wouldn't give up his act. "Oh, those slides were made to replace the MKIV slides a few years ago and they are just using up whatever parts they have left before they shut down....." I hope Colt gets some ads out there fast, because this is becomming very annoying.
Trust me, the new rollmarks on the Colt Government and Commanders are not mistakes. The request was made for a change in the 1991A1 rollmark, Cindy listened and brought up the request in a meeting. They made a marketing decision to change the rollmark, and now you see the final product. No mistake, just very good marketing on Colt's part. Take what the lady at the gunshow said for what it's worth. Not much.(It's a mistake, therefore it's rare, better buy it quickly, etc.)
PS: Colt collectors will confirm for me that they have never seen this rollmark before, on a MK IV or any other previous Colt. Some of the gunshow folks really are a piece of work aren't they?
[This message has been edited by SamColtFan (edited 10-28-2001).]