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    Fess up to your lemons

    Well - if you ever had any!!

    I only had one really and admittedly it was a used gun. Charter Arms Pathfinder. Lil .22 snub - felt just great but - the internals were I suspect made by drunk Friday night slave labor!

    Got any - had any?
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    Mauser Broomhandle that grouped 14" high from 7 yards away!
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    Mauser Broomhandle that grouped 14" high from 7 yards away!
    OMG - Rick, that has be something really wrong!!!! Sights surely must have been crazy! Wow!!
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    My sole lemon was a German-made Ortgies .32 ACP semi auto.

    Granted, it probably passed through several hands before I purchased it so I'm sure it was reliable for prior owners, but not me. It was literally a single-shot pistol. No one was willing to fix it and I couldn't find spare parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    OMG - Rick, that has be something really wrong!!!! Sights surely must have been crazy! Wow!!
    Yeah, I would have had to replace the front sight with a taller one...quite a bit taller....
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    I have actually had two.
    A Winchester M190 .22LR Semi-auto tube feed. After a couple of thousand rounds the bolt broke in half. (length wise) It appeared to be epoxied together.

    The other was an Astra A-80 45ACP that functioned fine but shot 12" low at 7 yards. I sold it about a month after buying it.
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    Currently, my Kahr/AO Thompson 1927A1. We'll see if they replace it or it turns into a $1000 target model. And I don't mean Olympic grade or for competition, but rather as a lead repository.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Does my 1911sc that tore its self apart in 400 rounds count?

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    I've had a few

    A Walther P38 that was only good as a paperweight ~ what an awful handgun. My most despised firearm.

    One S&W Chiefs Special that was a factory fit dog. I inherited it & never would have actually bought it.

    One Stainless Ruger Mini 14 that I bought & then sent out right away (unfired) to be customized & it was a total factory lemon when I got it back. Later on I bought another one (used) & it was great. I dumped that one too though right after I bought my first Galil.

    One early Taurus that freaking fell apart on me & (with multiple critical stoppages) & caused me so much frustration that I can now not even consider buying any firearm that bears the Taurus name.

    One heavy (expensive) big game rifle that suffered from inexplicable sporadic & dangerous accuracy problems that I gave away with a full explanation of its idiosyncrasies to a shooter that was willing to mess with it.
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    Chome plated Jennings J 22. Made alot of lemonade with this gun though, bought for $60 and sold it for $40. Guaraneteed to jam atleast 1 time per magazine.

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    That sure was plenty QK - and pity re the P38 too - shame.
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    Norinco Uzi copy. Jam-o-matic. Even slam fired on me a couple of times. Only bad Norinco I ever owned.
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    H&R .22 revolver, hammer spring is too weak to fire reliably in double action, though it shoots OK in SA. It belonged to my great uncle, who I admired, so I'm stuck with the POS. Not really worth fixing, so it's stuck in my safe. Came with a great looking cowboy holster and cartrige belt, too bad it was made for someone with a 20" waist :P

    Hate to admit to this one, but my tirst pistol was a Raven .25, paid $25 for it. Put one box of rounds through it, clearing a jam at least once per mag, and sold it for $10.
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    Seecamp .32 that literally fell apart.

    Davis Stack Barrel derringer in 22 WMR. The cross bolt safety fell out the side.

    ParaOrdnance P10 & S.A. "micro" 45 both were Jam-A-Matics and I couldn't get thru any mags without an FTF or FTE. Even borrowed mags!

    I had a Taurus M85 that worked but shot a foot low at 15 FEET.

    I think that's about all.
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