Delivery Day!! UPDATED!!! Some GOOD, Some BAD??? "a bit of both"

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by TheCollector, Apr 11, 2019.

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  1. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Yesterday was a busy delivery day! USPS & FedEx working hard.
    First the good... the REALLY GOOD! A trip to the FFL to pickup my two-fer.
    The E.B. Classic Custom from @Alpina9. I opened it up this morning and gave her a once over. I massaged her with a little oil and she shined like a Greek Goddess. :)
    Next was more good stuff, the box of .45 SWC from Berry's. I now get to load my first .45s on my new Dillion 550.
    Also the Nowlin 9mm barrel for the Mrs. Collector's CCO build.
    The remaining good is the Weigand extractor tension tool... to also be used on said build.

    Whats left??? ..... oh yeah, the BAD..... The REALLY BAD!!!!
    My only BAD experience with buys on the GoneBroker.. I'm trying to give the seller a chance to rectify his obvious fraudulent, deceptive description before outing him as a warning to others. What gets me is that he has many transaction all with A+ rating. If nothing comes from my attempts at contacting him. I'll share "his" item description (in its full contents) and show the photos of what was found when I took possession. Sooooo...... there may be an update to this post tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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    UPDATE!!!!! beware of GB username ........ razdds2
    Short version.. His description: This Colt Combat Commander chambered in .38 Super was manufactured in 1976. It shows signs of little to no use, I cannot confirm that it is 100% unfired. Serial number is 70BS52654. The documents shown come with this, as well as the second magazine. When you wipe away the oil marks on the blued surface, this pistol is as reflective as a mirror. The styrofoam is in good condition, as is the box.

    Only some of what I found: This picture I have attached shows the following: The thumb safety has been replaced with a knockoff and shows it has recently been filed on. The finish doesn’t match the rest of the gun and it doesn’t safely function. The recoil spring is bent. The recoil pin & plug show extensive wear. the Roll Marks on the slide have been heavily buffed as they are almost worn of towards the bottom. This slide has been refinished. The barrel has had the hood buffed & polished and has been used an left dirty. I could dig deeper and add more, but you get the point. If you weren’t aware of this, you should have been before posting the information in the manor you did.
    He won't refund and he has other items listed beware!!

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    UPDATE #2
    here's the link: https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/804839777

    I have gone from an A+ feedback from him to a stunt player to be cautioned about. :D:D:D:D
     
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  2. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Staying tuned:popcorn: hope you get it sorted with the bad deal
     
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  3. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    My hopes as well.
     
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  4. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Happy for the good news and the gorgeous EB. Hope the other works out. I hate a liar/thief
     
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  5. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
  6. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Intrigued


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  7. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    He refused to refund...... PM me if you want full unredacted email exchange.

    F**K me once shame on you.
    F**K me twice...... shame on me! Only once... so far!
     
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  8. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    That slide is horrible, did he have a pic of it with bad lighting on that side or some very good lighting that made it look like it wasn't touched. Sorry for your experience. please keep us in the loop.
     
  9. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Can you dispute the charge? That's just BS, sorry, hopefully karma catches up with him. Ignorance on his end might be one thing but refusing the refund is ridiculous
     
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  10. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
  11. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I sent a fraud alert to GB... and just posted the link in the update above. His pics are such low quality they don't enlarge with ANY clarity.
     
  12. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Whatever he is he ISN'T a man of integrity.... which doesn't make him much of a man at all.
     
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  13. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Oh yeah I almost bought some ammo from him. Not now.
     
  14. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    My brother in law use to say he isn't a prick. That's the best part of a man and he ain't no man at all.
    Your post reminded me of that, gees I wonder how he's doing since he divorced my sister, I always liked him.
     
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  15. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Sorry to hear about your GB experience.
     
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  16. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Crap happens!!:grin:
    I guess I have another COLT .38 super for @Karl Beining KGB Customs to build. In a Commander size.
     
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  17. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    That's a good idea.
     
  18. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Sad thing is that GB'er won't even give him a hand slap. I have A+ 217 transactions on GB'er with zero negatives but if you expect help from them, forget it.

    Sorry Collector. It's like going to the casino and dropping $1700 and it hurts. Maybe you can have everything buffed off of it and have EB do there stainless job, get a 1911 stand, and have a nice desk ornament. Sorry you got hooked. I know several people who have been got at Armslist and didn't get anything in return. That really sucks. I hate that for you brother and I see where the bas**** left you a "F" also and accused you of wrong doing.

    Jim D
     
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  19. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Yeah.... I guess I won't buy anything from myself!! :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  20. Karl Beining

    Karl Beining Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 8, 2015
    Well, it can be saved! That's the good news. . . The bad news is it wont ever be the mint unmolested factory original he advertised it as. . . @TXP8RIOT was the backup it looks like, maybe he needs it for a build?
     

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