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Colt New Agent - cracked barrel

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by dallen1x, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    The new agent is listed has having a Bull Barrel.
    Are these two piece barrels....one inside of the other?
    I ask this because I found a large crack in my barrel yesterday but the inside is not cracked. :(
    Colt has said that if I send in the pistol to them that they'll fix it.
    You can see that the crack started and mostly follows the machining line made in the barrel.

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  2. NavyBob

    NavyBob michigan Active Member

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    That is truly a scary thing. The boys in Hartford must be boozing on break. Seriously, there are many examples of barrel sleeves. I can't tell you that this one is, although it would be logical and it appears to be so.
    How long have you had it and how much use has it had?
     
  3. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    Bought it used in Dec 2012.
    I've put maybe 4 mags thru it.
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Good thing you clean your gun often. With only 28 rounds through the gun, many would not even be at the first disassembly!!
     
  5. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    If it was my gun, I would send it back to Colt and ask for a free repair and a new pair of fruit of the looms.
     
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  6. Gunfan

    Gunfan Vancouver Member

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    Absolutely! They owe you a big apology and a new barrel.

    Scott
     
  7. hker71

    hker71 Portland Metro Area Active Member

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    Wow! I agree Colt should be fixing that for free! Even my wife said wow! Good luck!

    hker71
     
  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Call Colt, send it in they will fix it for free!
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Maybe my eyes just suck but it looks more to me like some left over "flashing" after cutting the lugs.
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure they would be sending me a shipping slip for that. No way I'd be paying for shipping it on something like this...
     
  11. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    They emailed a 2-day Air shipping label (on their dime). I sent the pistol into the factory and now I'm waiting for their snail-mail response that will explain what if anything they are going to do.
     
  12. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    That is service.
     
  13. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't think you are looking at cracks. Looks like it wasn't cleaned up properly after the lugs were cut. Other than ugly it's probably fine. Send it back anyway.
     
  14. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is an example of why a person should disassemble a gun and give it a good look before buying it. Ask me how I know. Ken
     
  15. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    How do you know?
     
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  16. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For example, I was looking at a beautiful 70 series Colt 5" the other day. The barrel end play was a little sloppy so I stripped it and both lugs were severely rounded.
     
  17. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    iamme & joken,

    I've seen slag and hot cuttings get left behind but not in a mostly straight line like this or with perfect lathe cutting marks.
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    But...Colt says that you're correct.
    I got their letter of response today and here is what they have to say:
    -Barrel not cracked burr left from machining, we will remove.
    -Remove burr from barrel
    -Adjust to factory spec
    -Test for function
    Ext. Price $0.00
    Estimated return date 7/3/2013

    The thing that is throwing me for a loop is the 2mth wait time.
    I'd rather just put a new barrel on it in 5min but they won't sell me one. :violinist::bawling:

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  18. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    If this was a thread about a Taurus, it would be all about how your experience confirms what a POS all Taurus guns are. QC at the factory is crap. Wait time for repair is crap. Etc. etc. etc.
     
  19. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    I got my pistol back. Whew. It took six weeks.
    They said it was not cracked but looking at the pictures again I want to call B.S. on that.
    They polished it down but the shallow crack line is still there on the outside sleeve of the bull barrel
    and they mostly polished down the milled shelf on the barrel.
    They returned it I guess because it passed all of their tests.
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's just too weird looking. You'd think with a name like "Colt" they'd just throw a new barrel in it and say "Thanks for your continued support" Probably spent more time/money buffing and grinding than a new barrel would cost them. On an $800.00 -$1000.00 gun!!!
    Curious.

    Mike