Somebody Got A Deal On Some Colt Parts
Posted 24 December 2004 - 04:00 PM
The fins do not look rounded properly, but I don't recognize that mark by the index mark.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:55 PM
First of all, he claims he took it from the upper himself. Either he is lying and made the fake himself or the barrel is a Richardson convert. If its not a Richardson, then he did the work himself and is one of those that PhilOhio is talking about.
However, I doubt that a pro would have taken a picture of the proof mark and sent it to the potential buyer. Any advanced (and semi advanced) collector would call BS after seeing it. He either hoped for a dummy, or is innocent.
My vote is the guy knew he had a fake and was trying to pass it off.
Expose the seller and lets hear his name so other colt collectors won't take it up the arse from him in the future.
(you folks know I could't care less about colt TSMG stuff, but I feel for any collector of TSMG stuff when this type of crap goes on. And no I don't want to start the mark the fake part threads up again, but this is a prime example of whats going to happen in 10-20 years on this other stuff. THANK GOD this part was marked to alert the collector before he lost $1600 on about $400 worth of parts.)
Posted 26 December 2004 - 07:31 PM
If Ebay didn't exist this junk would have to be passed off at a gun show and it would sit on a table forever.
Posted 27 December 2004 - 07:16 AM
The seller never responded back when I pointed out the problems with his barrel.
I never got to the Lyman sight as I was too busy with the barrel as my first confirmation.
Since the barrel did not pass muster I never bothered with asking for closeups on the sight.
My concern is that some poor buyer now believes he has a set of Colt parts, and we know for sure the barrel is not Colt.