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Old 07-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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It may be okay, but I would recommend that a smith sees it before the transaction takes place.

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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.
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I would use that as a "haggling" point.

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

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

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Sounds like a good price for it.

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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
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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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