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I just picked up a new WW1 Repro; and I am quite disatisfied with the overall quality of the gun. Don't get me wrong; it is a very nice looking firearm; but looks can be decieving. Mine has some problems; and is now back at Colt. I know that a lot of people don't plan on shooting these things; but I bought mine to shoot. After firing about two hundred rounds; the slide is now forward of the rear of the frame. there are some strange marks inside of the slide from the locking lugs rubbing also. The scratches do not run true from breech to muzzle; but actually curve! The inside of the slide is not machined true. Don't know what caused the slide to move forward on the frame; but was probably due to improper barrel fit; specifically the feet on the barrel. One other issue; you can hold the pistol up to the light, and look through it up at the front of the dustcover. I have to say that I really expected better from Colt on this particular model. It is supposed to come from their Custom Shop! I do have other Colts, and they are all just fine; nicely fitted, and great shooters. This one just breaks my heart though. Anyone else fired theirs yet? Am I the only guy to get a dud? I can understand an occasional lemon from a production line pistol; but not from Colts Custom Shop. Have to wait and see what they do with this one.