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Old 06-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #71
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I had a pre-order for one and drove up to the dealer in Spokane (130 miles). The attention to quality was a total disappointment. The firearm that was shipped looked as though the front strap was finished with a peening hammer, the slide had a highly visible gouge in the metal under the finish, and the metal on the frame near the slide stop looked as though it was erupting. Other than that, it shoots well and is headed back to the factory. First and last time I pre-order a Remington product

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Old 06-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #72
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I had a pre-order for one and drove up to the dealer in Spokane (130 miles). The attention to quality was a total disappointment. The firearm that was shipped looked as though the front strap was finished with a peening hammer, the slide had a highly visible gouge in the metal under the finish, and the metal on the frame near the slide stop looked as though it was erupting. Other than that, it shoots well and is headed back to the factory. First and last time I pre-order a Remington product
If it was in that bad of shape, I would have refused it.
Honestly, I wouldn't of trusted the integrity of the gun enough to shoot it if it arrived in that poor of shape. Hope you get everything resolved.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:42 PM   #73
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Thank you for your assessment. The deficiencies I described are all cosmetic. The firearm will be on its way to the factory Monday morning for inspection, repair, or replacement.

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Good luck. Personally, I wouldn't have accepted it, disappointed as I might have been. I would have had it sent back to the factory immediately and directly from the shop.

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Hey cane, where's the range report?

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #76
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as I got to choose between a potential loss of the down payment (as the dealer was not responsible for the factory QC on what was a special order for them). Now I don't have 260 mile round trips to inspect what comes back from the factory. Best of all, I can return and accept the handgun w/o the need for an FFL. Guess maybe I did what I think best based upon my powers of reasoning and personal preference.

In the end, sorry to have posted anything on here concerning what arrived from Remington in the way of quality of one of the first thousand 1911s that they saw fit to ship.

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So did you get a new pistol or what happen? Customer service is big on this forum, please let us know how they handled the situation.

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E-RPC provided the UPS overnight label for the return. I'll post back on the delay in their factory and the outcome of the factory suggestions.

The sort of problems I reported are similar to the attention to finishing details of pre-64 Winchester Model 70s. Prior to 1952 the factory took the time to polish out the surfaces removing machining marks etc. After 1952 they could afford the cost of the labor and so the metal work got rougher.

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and the metal on the frame near the slide stop looked as though it was erupting.
Yes, the other 2 problems you describe sound like cosmetic issues, but the above quote seems to be a bit alarming...at least to me. This is only Saturday, take some pics before you send it back Monday and post them here so that we may all get a good understanding of what was sent to you.
Hopefully you'll get this resolved soon. No matter what I wouldn't have accepted it and would have worked out something about the deposit.
But we all handle things differently. Good Luck!!
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So apparently Remington has a truck driving cross country showing off new products, and what was sitting on the rack??? oh yes two straight off the line 1911R1s guess living near a Remington factory has its perks! anyways I asked the guy who ran the exhibit how much, said they weren't for sale but retail price would be about $700, but local gun stores would drop 100 dollars on the msrp...I have yet to see or even hear about the R1 around here. i don't live in the DEEP south (and Ky isn't bad on gun laws). Any MAJOR release date or do I have to play the waiting game

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