So one year ago tonight I purchased my stoeger condor. I have put about i guess 750 rounds through it total (including both 12 and 20).
I have had to replace a hammer spring, and send it in to have to stock replaced because of the typical cracking near the receiver. Which I have put about 200 rounds through and its cracking again.
Well this morning I go to the shooting range to put a few rounds through with my brother. When I go to switch from the 20 - 12 I notice that the 12 has a crack in the receiver hinge. I called stoeger today before the end of my warranty period. I hope that since I notified them before the end of the purchase date that they will honor the warranty.
I do not see how it would even be possible to cause damage to this area. I have been running dozens of possibilities but none of them make sense. It had to have been a manufacturing process error. I keep it in a nice padded case and meticulously clean it every time i take her out.
Also, looking at the 20 gauge barrel, which I have hardly put any shots through, i may have noticed a small bulge half way down the upper barrel. Maybe 150 max. I can not tell if this is part of the manufacturing process or not. Unfortunatly, I don't have another stoeger 20 to compair it to.
Have any of you had a problem with this? Or anything similar? Up to this point stoeger has been wonderful about customer service. I hope that experience continues..