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Old 07-06-2009, 15:14   #1
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Colt 1911 recall

I contacted Colt for a prepaid shipping label for my 1911 WWI 1918 retro which was recently recalled. The label arrived with a stated insured value of one hundred dollars. Maybe those grabastic idiots at Colt are telling me the true value of their poorly made product.
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Old 07-06-2009, 17:36   #2
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What were they recalled for?
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Old 07-06-2009, 18:02   #3
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What were they recalled for?
Various models are recalled for different quality and safety concerns. Check Colt's web site for the list.

Mine is the 1918 model 1911 reproduction. After doing it for nearly a hundred years you would think Colt could make a model 1911 pistol.
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Old 01-05-2010, 13:47   #4
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Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC has determined that the Slide Lock Safety and the Recoil Spring Guide Pad in certain Colt model pistols were not manufactured to Colt specifications and must be replaced. All of these Colt models were sold after March 2007 and the range of serial numbers affected by this product recall is as follows:

1911 WWI Replica (O1911) From: 4597WMK To: 5414WMK
1918 WWI Replica (O1918) From: 1001WWI To: 3431WWI
New Agent (O7810D) From: GT01001 To: GT04505
Combat Elite (O8011XSE) From: CG10000E To: CG11293E
Defender (O7000D) From: DR33036 To: DR35948
Talo Night Defender (O7000NDF) From: NDF0001 To: NDF0400


http://www.coltsmfg.com/recall.aspx
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:55   #5
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Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC has determined that the Slide Lock Safety and the Recoil Spring Guide Pad in certain Colt model pistols were not manufactured to Colt specifications and must be replaced. All of these Colt models were sold after March 2007 and the range of serial numbers affected by this product recall is as follows:

1911 WWI Replica (O1911) From: 4597WMK To: 5414WMK
1918 WWI Replica (O1918) From: 1001WWI To: 3431WWI
New Agent (O7810D) From: GT01001 To: GT04505
Combat Elite (O8011XSE) From: CG10000E To: CG11293E
Defender (O7000D) From: DR33036 To: DR35948
Talo Night Defender (O7000NDF) From: NDF0001 To: NDF0400


http://www.coltsmfg.com/recall.aspx
Thanks for this info. I'm thinking of buying one, NIB. I guess I better be carefull.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:54   #6
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Maybe those grabastic idiots at Colt are telling me the true value of their poorly made product.
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After doing it for nearly a hundred years you would think Colt could make a model 1911 pistol.
Perhaps you should look more closely as to why Colt, on their own, initiated the recall?

Colt was not satisfied with the QC of the vendors parts, involving incorrect heat treatment I believe.

Colt will replace the errant part.

Why does that fact cause you to incorrectly bash Colt?
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Let me add, if I may......Colts customer service, in my opinion, should be commended for voluntarily making this decision.

I understand it's an annoyance, however Colt has made a decision to do the right thing for their customers.

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Colt was not satisfied with the QC of the vendors parts, involving incorrect heat treatment I believe.
You have to like their integrity, but outsourcing parts for a gun you have had in the lineup for 98 years is kind of sad.
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You have to like their integrity, but outsourcing parts for a gun you have had in the lineup for 98 years is kind of sad.



That's what union labor will get you. The guy that used to make them at Colt was probably making $48 an hour.
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That's what union labor will get you. The guy that used to make them at Colt was probably making $48 an hour.
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You have to like their integrity, but outsourcing parts for a gun you have had in the lineup for 98 years is kind of sad.
Jim, you have been around long enough to know that everyone uses vendors to build everything!

Colt does makes some of their small parts, however, I don't know how many. Here is a pic of a hammer prior to drilling and machining.

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Let me add, if I may......Colts customer service, in my opinion, should be commended for voluntarily making this decision.

I understand it's an annoyance, however Colt has made a decision to do the right thing for their customers.
Let's be honest, ANY recall by a major manufacturer has been carefully studied and deemed to be more cost effective than losing a lawsuit with the product in question.

"Voluntary"? um, yeah, I guess that's one way of looking at it...
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Thanks for this info. I'm thinking of buying one, NIB. I guess I better be carefull.
Glad to be able to help a fellow shooter and solid GTer out, Cobra.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:36   #14
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Let's be honest, ANY recall by a major manufacturer has been carefully studied and deemed to be more cost effective than losing a lawsuit with the product in question.

"Voluntary"? um, yeah, I guess that's one way of looking at it...
Roll your little eyes all you want. Unless you have information of how Colt was forced to recall.....I will completely disregard your ASSumption.
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