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Posted: 1/17/2015 11:49:19 PM EST


Why oh why does Century have to prominently engrave this in some horrible dot matrix engraving right across
the slide or frame of every handgun they sell!!!???

I have plenty of C&R handguns from other importers who manage to do it discretely (yet legally) so as not to
screw up the entire appearance of the gun.

I'm at the point that the minute I see the C.A.I. chicken scratch, I put the gun down and walk away.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:45:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 12:47:40 AM EST by tangeant]
Because they have to.

Now location....They put it where it is convenient to them. Time is $ and Century Arms is in the $ making business.

Collectors have complained for a long time and Century's response has been they don't care as collectors are a small percentage of their customers.

For their credit they have actually made their BB mark a lot smaller than when they first started using it.

R-Guns and PWA have a worse sized and located BB import mark.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:43:15 AM EST
Their rollmark is sooooo awful. They could charge a $20 premium for under-the-grip marks and we'd pay it.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:52:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By tifosi:


Why oh why does Century have to prominently engrave this in some horrible dot matrix engraving right across
the slide or frame of every handgun they sell!!!???

I have plenty of C&R handguns from other importers who manage to do it discretely (yet legally) so as not to
screw up the entire appearance of the gun.

I'm at the point that the minute I see the C.A.I. chicken scratch, I put the gun down and walk away.

Any ideas?
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Agreed. Unless I REALLY want a shooter a obvious billboard is a stop sign for me.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:55:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Their rollmark is sooooo awful. They could charge a $20 premium for under-the-grip marks and we'd pay it.
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This, I would definitely pay a $20 premium for under the grip.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:32:19 AM EST
The Billboards are a definite turn off for me......Unless the price is right.

That said they will be the first ones I'll get shed of when I can find another example with a more discrete import mark.

Yes I will pay a slight premium for a discrete marking.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:53:51 PM EST
Century is all about the cheapest way to do anything . They want quick easy and cheap so this is what you get
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