Springfield 87A barrel bulge
I have seen many discussions, pro and con, on the subject but would like to get some opinions from you guys.
I picked up a Springfield 87A cheap because of a barrel bulge. I have taken it down, cleaned and inspected it. The rifle looks and seems to function very well with the exceptions that the left extractor spring is weak and the barrel bulge, about 6" from the muzzle end. The bulge is evenly symmetrical, can be felt from the outside, and once you know it's there, can be seen by looking down the barrel. Inside can be felt with a patch and looks like an even ring with inspection light.
Question is: is it safe to fire; would you guys fire it? I haven't had it to the range yet, so I can't comment on accuracy, but will report when/if I do.
I just saw griffin81's post (1-28-12). Mine is bulged at the same spot. Was this something inherent in the 87 barrel, or just coincidence? glitch
Last edited by glitch; 09-20-2012 at 11:10 AM.