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    I have a lightweight Officers model that the top half of the horsey's head is missing. Under magnification you can barely see it.

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    If the gun performs I'd leave it as-is. The misspelling is just an interesting thing about it. Whether it makes a difference value-wise is open to argument.
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    I don't sweat misspellings as much as I should (I'm a training materials writer). Every major magazine, newspaper, and book will have a few slip through the editor. But to me, on a gun, it's a sign of poor quality control. I mean, a lot of the markings on a Colt are to denote important things: VP marks used to mean it was verified proofed, for example. Caliber is kind of important, if the number part is mismarked .45 when it's a .40 or such.

    I guess if Colt misspells their name, address, or other "non important" words it's not important. But it makes you wonder about their QA process. And if they missed that, would they forget to test fire? Forget to harden a slide? Put the wrong barrel in the gun? Wrong screws? Stuff like that....

    I wouldn't mind having one with a misspelling as a comment on how errors slip though most manufacturing. Like a double struck penny or a coffee cup with two handles, it may be more interesting to some collectors. To me, that is not because of more "value", but because of exhibiting human error.
    Last edited by azshot; 07-12-2019 at 07:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    If the gun performs I'd leave it as-is. The misspelling is just an interesting thing about it. Whether it makes a difference value-wise is open to argument.
    My feelings exactly. .This one is simply intended as a backyard shooter ,and it's far better than what I'm used to , from my past experiences with out of the box 1911s . I much prefer to stay with my SAAs

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    On the left side of the slide on my new Colt 1911 Classic, caliber is spelled "CALIBLR".

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    If the first L was an E then a die grinder would have fixed the roll die. I’m thinking that the die in question was tossed out fairly early in its production cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azshot View Post
    I don't sweat misspellings as much as I should (I'm a training materials writer). Every major magazine, newspaper, and book will have a few slip through the editor. But to me, on a gun, it's a sign of poor quality control. I mean, a lot of the markings on a Colt are to denote important things: VP marks used to mean it was verified proofed, for example. Caliber is kind of important, if the number part is mismarked .45 when it's a .40 or such.

    I guess if Colt misspells their name, address, or other "non important" words it's not important. But it makes you wonder about their QA process. And if they missed that, would they forget to test fire? Forget to harden a slide? Put the wrong barrel in the gun? Wrong screws? Stuff like that....

    I wouldn't mind having one with a misspelling as a comment on how errors slip though most manufacturing. Like a double struck penny or a coffee cup with two handles, it may be more interesting to some collectors. To me, that is not because of more "value", but because of exhibiting human error.
    Many years ago a LGS had some Colt Commemorative that was a 45 with a 357 barrel.
    Some guns that were polished after being rollmarked have light letters or some lighter ones or parts of the letters missing.
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    Well, at least we know one LA public school graduate works at Colt ….
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    Well its not as bad as this. Lol. Colt can fix your slide, but HK can’t unprint this.



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    Well, I guess when they say HKs will feed anything you can stuff in the magazine...
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