Below is the full text of the letter that I enclosed in the box that is taking my Springfield Armory GI back to Springfield Armory for the third time.
Enclosed with this letter you will find my SA GI model 1911 back for its third trip to the factory.
This thing is a “Jam-O-matic”, in fact it jams more then a kitchen full of Amish ladies in harvest season.
It Jams with every mag that I have. Including my SA Mag. I have also enclosed some Brass that this gun has mangled.
Further I have inclosed printouts from my Blog detailing my troubles with this gun.
I like, or rather would like to like, the gun. It feels good in my hand, when it bothers to shoot it seems accurate. It is just not reliable.
If it can not be fixed it is going down the road to the nearest gun store, to let some other poor soul try his luck with it.
Please feel free to call me. Home xxx-xxx-xxxx or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
I do hope they can fix it. My definition of “Fix it” in this case is going to be 500 rounds without a jam. I’ll clean it and lube it every 100-200 rounds but it had better go 500 rounds or more and not even hint at jamming.