!!WARNING TO COLT OWNERS!! Colt does NOT honor their warrenty!!
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    !!WARNING TO COLT OWNERS!! Colt does NOT honor their warrenty!!

    I was wondering if anyone else has experiecnced this issue...

    i have been a long time colt owner.

    Recently, i noticed 2 cracks in the barrel, one at 12 and the other at 3, of my Colt 357 King Cobra Enhanced, w/ a 6" stainless barrel. I called COLT and they refused to honor their "lifetime warrenty" because the revolver was manufactured in 1993.

    Colt wanted $400 to replace the barrel on my revolver and refused to help in any other way.

    WHAT CRAP IS THIS!!!!

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    Welcome, I think. Are they saying the lifetime warranty started after '93?
    I got a fever, and the only cure is more guns.

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    Welcome to the forum and I am sorry to here about your problem with the King Cobra. Below is a link to the Colt Warrenty and they do state " its benefits apply only to the original retail purchaser for firearms manufactured after 1996."

    Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC > Customer Services > Repair & Refinish > Limited Lifetime Service

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    Looks pretty "black and white" to me. 1996 is the start date. Colt has been making firearms since the 1800's. How far do you expect them to go back?
    Last edited by Seabee_CO; 07-29-2012 at 09:54 AM.

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    I don't do this often but w-a-r-r-a-n-t-y. Sorry.
    Last edited by Holdin McGroin; 07-29-2012 at 10:27 AM.
    I got a fever, and the only cure is more guns.

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    I've never sent a Colt back, but S&W is a little more sympathetic about repairs, even if you are not the original owner. As a matter of fact, I have never been asked at S&W.

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    Interesting.About 4 years ago I bought a 4 inch anaconda ( used) that shot way left even with the sight cranked way over.Called Colt and they told me to send it in.They fixed it at no cost to me.
    Last edited by arjay; 07-29-2012 at 12:32 PM.

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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Any chance the King Cobra was fired with overpressure reloads? The reason I am asking is that I cracked the forcing cone (rear of barrel) on a Lawman MKIII with a load of blue dot and a 125 grain jacketed bullet. The load was slightly under max. listed in the Alliant load data. It was over max. in other loading manuals. Alliant has now discontinued recommending blue dot and the 125 grain bullet.

    It may be possible to find a new/used barrel.

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    I'm truly sorry for your problem.
    However, judging by your screen name and your first topic it seems you joined our community just to make a complaint. That generally doesn't go over well on any of the numerous firearms websites we are members of or visit.
    Colt doesn't sponsor or own this website.

    I hope we see some topics from you about Colts that are positive in the future. Since you are a longtime Colt owner I am sure you will have some nice guns and stories to share with us - welcome.

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    I do not understand the rancor. Colt's warranty policy clearly does not cover your Colt. I doubt that Ford or General Motors will warranty a twenty-year-old car either.

    Do you really mean "cracks in the barrel?" I suspect you really mean the forcing cone is cracked, correct? Are you sure they are cracks and not scratches?

    That is the first I have heard of a cracked forcing cone in a J-frame, Mark V, etc. forcing cone. Are you the original owner? If so, do you regularly shoot maximum handloads? If not, I suspect someone did shoot a lot of overloads.

    Since the gun is worth more than $400, I would suggest you pay to have it re-barreled while Colt still has the parts for discontinued guns.
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