Folks, I think here lies our proof. A single slide leaving the plant without being caught by QC I can understand. But the fact that there's now at least two of these reported on the forum means there's bound to be others. You can't tell me the QC inspectors never saw this. They knew damn well the slides had a flaw, and they sent them out anyway since it didn't affect function. This is why a lot of folks also complain of all the other flaws we've been seeing. They weren't missed by Colt's QC- they were ignored.JTWard said:You'd have thought the QC inspectors would have picked up on it, though.
Seems like this problem is not limited to series 70 custom shop 1911's. I bought this gun more as a collectors peice than a defensive pistol. It's just kind of dissapointing. I'll send the gun back to Colt, but I'm worried about how much i'll have to pay for a new slide considering I bought it second hand in new condition.patosully said:after reading this thread. I checked my 1991a1 that I bought in march. It is machined off center too. I thought I had inspected throughly at the dealer. I guess I was wrong. I go to the range twice a week and have detail striped it three times. I can't believe i missed it! It is going back to colt .
You meant send the inspectors out the door didn't you?dsk said:"Send them out the door anyway so as to not to take the loss or slow down production. In the slim chance the the customer actually notices or complains we'll fix it for them then."
Unless you knew where to look, you'd never notice it, and it probably wouldn't affect functioning in the least.Mike'sgooddeal said:Oh yeah and Colt needs to own up to the problem and send out notices to the owners. They probably have a pretty good idea which machine/inspectors by now. I mean if its been on the forum twice there are probably a hundred or more that have already been returned and presumably fixed by now...
Can you guys post a general range of serial numbers that were affected? I have a model in the 900's and it looks perfect.Spec said:I bought a new series 70 not too long ago and just noticed something weird. The slide appears to be machined off center. If you look at the hole where the spring plug goes, you'll see one side is thicker than the other.
Maybe DSK would build a sticky with all the known Colt inspection points.stfram said:.....That's another inspection point that I'll be sure to make before putting any cash down on a blued or stainless Series 70.
My Series 70 with the off center machined slide is 71B23XX. It was ordered sight unseen throuhg my dealer from the wholesaler in June of 05.nickcarr said:Can you guys post a general range of serial numbers that were affected? I have a model in the 900's and it looks perfect.