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Offline odessit

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Tanfoglio Witness Problem Models
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:18:03 PM »
Good evening everyone. I have found a Tanfoglio Witness in 45acp and 10mm upper for sale. I know that there were some models that had weak frames and used to crack. Can you educate me on what serial numbers or years of manufacture are the bad ones?


Offline odessit

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Re: Tanfoglio Witness Problem Models
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 07:20:02 PM »

Offline win308

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Re: Tanfoglio Witness Problem Models
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 12:02:58 PM »
I don't recall a problem with large frames Tanfoglios (like the 45).  Small frame 9mm that got ramped up for .40......a few.  Others may know better than me.  I wouldn't be afraid to buy it if priced in my budget....and if I needed another 45 or 10mm.

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Re: Tanfoglio Witness Problem Models
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 03:42:32 PM »
That one is a later model, so any problems should have been corrected.

Many people claim the Witness needs a stronger recoil spring, especially in 10mm.
I have a late 1980's actual stainless steel Witness .45 and have never had any issues with it.

Email EAA and they'll tell you the year it was made.

http://eaacorp.com/
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 03:46:56 PM by dfariswheel »

Offline Bret

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Re: Tanfoglio Witness Problem Models
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 04:46:18 PM »
Nice find!

Many people claim the Witness needs a stronger recoil spring, especially in 10mm.
I'm one of those people.  EAA uses a one size fits all approach when it comes to their recoil springs.  One size definitely doesn't fit all.  A 10mm may run with the same recoil spring as a 9mm, but wear on the gun will likely be accelerated.  I suggest purchasing a Henning Cone Fit Guide Rod and installing the heaviest recoil spring that will still allow your pistol to function reliably.  IIRC, the factory standard for 10mm (and 9mm and 45ACP and 38Super) is 14Lbs.  My 10mm runs reliably with a 22Lb spring.
http://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1284179
https://www.gunsprings.com/EAA/WITNESS%20SERIES%20/cID1/mID19/dID100