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sputnik1988 07-26-2013 09:07 PM

Fixing a chip in the frame?
 
I've been doing some haggling and I think I've got myself a Sig 226 (old model, made in Germany, No rail)

The only real issue with it is a small chip on the frame, where the rail would be, its about the size of an eraser and very shallow. What is the best way to fix this? I really dont care about the finish as I'll likely have it refinished anyway, thanks.

danf_fl 07-27-2013 12:33 AM

It may be okay, but I would recommend that a smith sees it before the transaction takes place.

sputnik1988 07-27-2013 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1316487)
It may be okay, but I would recommend that a smith sees it before the transaction takes place.

Oh I've shot it quite a bit, it belongs to a friend of mine. He bought it from the LGS that way, it's purely cosmetic. Very small, very shallow.

danf_fl 07-27-2013 10:51 AM

I would use that as a "haggling" point.

Then I would leave it as is.
(If it's working, don't fix it.)

sputnik1988 07-27-2013 05:38 PM

I'm essentially getting the gun for $200:D I think I'm doing alright.

danf_fl 07-27-2013 08:19 PM

Sounds like a good price for it.

sputnik1988 07-27-2013 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1317352)
Sounds like a good price for it.

He's tired of not being able to find 9mm and wants my motorcycle, so we worked out a deal, we are both happy... Well, he's happy, im ecstatic:D

jimmiep 08-05-2013 05:33 PM

Take it to someone who can tig weld. He needs to use a 5% Nicklaus rod and keep it cool while he welds it. Then you get to file it and polish back to a nice finish. For cosmetic effect it can be repaired. Sigs are very nice weapons. Well worth the time and money to fix and refurbish.


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