Originally Posted by VietVet68
I guess I didn't say it clearly enough, it was a "CUSTOM ORDER", meaning that I contracted with the gun maker to produce a gun to my specs. The gun shop was only a FFL in this deal, nothing more.
There was no evidence that the guy there did it anyway, so that approach would have been pointless.
Hindsight is 20/20, but I wonder if you would have said something and then contacted the manufacturer if they could have maybe repaired or replaced it. I bet if you called the custom shop and said, "I'm here at my LGS to pick up my $2000 custom 1911 and there's a scratch on the frame, I want it fixed." They would raise some questions. Especially if they found out the gun was signed for on Wednesday and you didn't receive a phone call about it until Friday.
I think it gives the gun character.
Shoot the hell out of it and if it really makes you feel bad, I'd be glad to give it a home at my house so you don't have to look at it anymore.