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Old 10-30-2019, 11:38 PM   #1
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I've seen online (Gunbroker, etc.) Dan Wesson pistols that are factory Blems and they are marked from DW with an upside down p on the frame. Pretty sure they don't have a factory warranty and prices are just as much as non blem pistol.

Tonight I found some Colt Lightweight Commanders 9mm that said they are Blems. But they don't have a factory blem "mark" that I can tell and can't find any word if they have a factory warranty or not.

So question is: Does anyone know if the Blem Colts have a regular factory warranty?
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I don’t know the answer to your question but a blem is usually a cosmic defect. If the problem is cosmetic I don’t see why it shouldn’t have a warranty. I guess the only way to know is call the manufacturer.
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Have you tried contacting the seller and asking them if the gun comes with a warranty?
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I don't have any personal knowledge but Googled this.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:03 AM   #5
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2sharp2, if it helps I have never been turned down by a factory or manufacturer when needing help with either a complete pistol or a simple magazine.

In fact, I've never been billed for postage.

Some of my pistols have way-too-much ammunition through them. My view was simple--if it's going to cause stoppages I want to know where and when. So I shot the Dickens out of them saying, "Maybe this pistol will freeze up on the next 100 rounds, so let's blast 'em out and see what happens..."

Obviously no amount of 'testing' can satisfy a guy with a dark side!

The best gunsmith I ever ran across was/is Terry Tussey. Not only does he stand behind every nut, bolt and lock-washer, but he returns calls and explains items.

For example, I had a pesky stainless Colt, and off to Tussey it went. It came back fitted better than factory--but with a black extractor.

Tussey personally called me back and explained that a stainless extractor did not have the Rc to be slightly curved so as to "grab and release" during cycling.

Yeah, it looked odd, but it never had a single stoppage...

I believe that if you call Yonkers (or Tussey) the customer service people will properly route your pistol and concerns to knowledgeable gunsmiths.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
I don’t know the answer to your question but a blem is usually a cosmic defect. If the problem is cosmetic I don’t see why it shouldn’t have a warranty. I guess the only way to know is call the manufacturer.
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Have you tried contacting the seller and asking them if the gun comes with a warranty?
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I don't have any personal knowledge but Googled this.

Thanks Phil, Chuck, JC, yes I sent GB seller he answered saying the Colt did have warranty.
Cosmetic defect would not be an issue for me but the Dan Wesson Blem's are still priced like a regular DW. They usually contain a note from DW stating the nature of the Blem.


No, Tourist your rambling answer did not help or answer my question, wasn't even close to the question.
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