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PT1911 with crooked stamping?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by seektruth, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. seektruth

    seektruth Member

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    I finally decided to get a 1911 of some type, and decided to pick up a Taurus PT1911 at the local shop. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it, but I failed to notice how crooked the stamping is on the left side of the slide until I got home and started wiping it down. I know that none of them are perfect, but this just seems unreasonable to me. I took it back by and they said they'd swap it out with another one when they get one in, but its been weeks and they still haven't received one.

    What do you think, is this being too picky? I guess I could live with it, but I could see it detracting from the value on resale down the road. It looks like its a factory second or something.
     

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  2. JP from Phoenix

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    I'd swap it out if your not happy with it, seems funny that they havn't gotten another one in though. those guns sell like hotcakes, IDk about your relationship with the shop but it almost sounds like they are stonewalling you into keeping it. If all goes wrong I'm sure you could send it it back to Taurus it might take awhile though based on peoples remarks on their customer service
     
  3. zachsm

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    Ive seen alot of labels like that. I like it better that way since it doesn't show when you refinish it and no time/money was wasted on something as useless as a branding label.
     
  4. johnny blaze

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    I would not be too concerned with the crooked stamping.
    It is not really a defective part. As long as it functions properly, it should be fine. I have seen several different brands with the same problem,
    If it really bothers you, keep trying to get another.
     
  5. Bongo45

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    It's a minor thing, but I see your point. That type of thing shouldn't have ever made it out of the factory.
    If it were me, I would shoot the piss out of it. If you have any problems, swap it for another one.
    If it's a good shooter, keep it and call it Cindy Crawfords mole...
     
  6. seektruth

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    Thanks for the input. I'm not worried about the gun functioning, I'm sure it will be fine. But in all honesty, one thing that is drawing me to the 1911 design is that its beautiful to look at, and this defect really takes away from that. Of course, this is a $500 gun, not a $1000+ gun.
     
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    Who knows? Maybe it'll be as valuable as an upsidedown plane in the future? (Or, maybe not.)
     
  8. jdc1244

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    Yes, I suspect not…

    Perhaps if the stamping was not the size of a billboard one would not notice.
     
  9. JP from Phoenix

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    it really isnt that bad though
     
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    What is that stamp to the right of the TAURUS? I don't have that.

    ???

    1911.jpg
     
  11. TheGunslinger

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    I just got one today. It does not have that marking on the right side either.
     
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