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Old 12-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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If you want to ruin a working firearm, have at it.
If you want to fix a broken firearm, take it to a 'smith.

If it ain't broke then why break it?

Some things should not be taken on by anyone with limited experience.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #12
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Thanks again Hoss; Snake & Dan! To Dan: for everything there is a first time. I'm a do it yourself type guy. I like to do my own stuff when ever possible. Even the best gunsmith started somewhere, sometime, at some point. But I appreciate your input. For everyone else I appeciate the helpful tips thanks.

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If you want to ruin a working firearm, have at it.
If you want to fix a broken firearm, take it to a 'smith.
This is good advice. You mess up a feed ramp with a dremel and
you are going to be spending some major money.
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Thanks again Hoss; Snake & Dan! To Dan: for everything there is a first time. I'm a do it yourself type guy. I like to do my own stuff when ever possible. Even the best gunsmith started somewhere, sometime, at some point. But I appreciate your input. For everyone else I appeciate the helpful tips thanks.

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You're absolutely correct. There is no requirement for a gunsmith endorsement on your "man card" to remove a feed ramp burr. Having said that, there have been some grievous errors made by blindly applying a Dremel tool to a firearm. Some experience working with metals would be beneficial.

My first thought would be "what caused the burr?" Fixing the burr, only to have it re-appear, would not be good. That's where a gunsmith might be able to assist, by suggesting a remedy. You then get to decide if you want to, or are able to tackle it.

Many compounds containing mild abrasives will polish, even toothpaste. Having spent 18 years as a mold maker, and tool maker, I use varying grades of diamond compound, although the suggestion already posted by Snakedriver is a good one.

Good luck with it, and let us know how it worked out.
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The gun is new! But like I stated before a very inexpensive piece. The top of the feed ramp by the barrel has a very rough edge to it. I will probably just leave it alone. If it causes major concerns I may give it a shot myself.
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The gun is new! But like I stated before a very inexpensive piece. The top of the feed ramp by the barrel has a very rough edge to it. I will probably just leave it alone. If it causes major concerns I may give it a shot myself.
Then call the manufacturer. Most likely they will issue a pick-up order and have you return it on their dime, fix it, and return it to you.
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polish ONLY if its not feeding reliably......elsewise leave it alone.
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Yeah she jams up pretty good. About every 4th round out of a 6 round mag. Put about 50 rounds though it. Couldn't get through a full mag. Without at least 1 jam. I 'll call the company first. If I get no results I'll give it shot. Like I said it was. Relatively inexpensive piece.
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