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Old January 13th, 2020, 12:42 PM   #16
 
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Old January 13th, 2020, 05:07 PM   #17
 
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Red flashing lights and alarm bells were going off at Colt yesterday.

I'm sure they will get it straightened out.
They had better or this could be the final nail in their coffin. Their recent history doesn't make for a lot of confidence.
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I wonder how a company that once had the exclusive U.S. Army contract to build the M4 rifle doesn't have enough money to do just about anything and do it right. But here they are still screwing things up. I had read that Colt had really worked on the new Python's action to make it more robust. That is starting to sound like propaganda. I don't buy many safe queens. My slicked up GP100 was a lot less expensive than a Python, looks great and shoots even better. There is no way I would trade it for a Python.
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I'm not much into safe queens, but a couple years ago I threw a bid on GB for a 6" blue Python that I did not think would win, and of course, I now own it. I sure hope my heirs don't count on it for collector value, because I shoot the heck out of it. I never imagined it would be this much fun to shoot. Mostly 38 special, but always have to play with full boat ammo when friends want to play. What a sweet shooter. Too bad this new update can't get the same hand fitting and QC.
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I do not wish to pile on here, but a new Colt King Cobra at my LGS has a sticky cylinder latch. Beautiful workmanship, on the visible parts, but “pretty is as pretty does.”

The counter commando and I each offered his boss 100 bucks for the gun. No dice.
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Both the light primer strikes and the cylinder not turning are likely caused by tight tolerances.
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I've already announced my lack of enthusiasm for Pythons in general but I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss the new version. It seems like it might have a teething problem but I suspect Colt will get it sorted out pretty quickly. Patience Grasshoppers.....
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How is colts Customer service on warranty repairs?
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Both the light primer strikes and the cylinder not turning are likely caused by tight tolerances.
Why? Tight tolerances on what?
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Both the light primer strikes and the cylinder not turning are likely caused by tight tolerances.
More likely in the continued use of the V-spring.
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Back in the 1980's, a group of Colt's engineers went to management with a series of modifications they wanted to implement on how to make a better 1911. They were shot down so hard, a group of them threatened to leave if Colt would not at least consider some of these changes. These were mechanics who wanted to take pride in what they were building. Colt called them on what they thought was a bluff. This group left and established Kimber's line of 1911's.

I'm not certain Colt learned anything from this incident.
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Why? Tight tolerances on what?
Side clearance on Hammer and pawl.
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I'm not certain Colt learned anything from this incident.
Kimber gets some grief, but their guns work well for me. That they consulted Grant Cunningham on the K6S swayed my decísion to buy one.
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Side clearance on Hammer and pawl.
Except the hammer still works, it just doesn't rotate the cylinder.
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