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mr3sgte 07-21-2010 08:37 PM

M1 carbine damage
 
Hi, I have an old M1 carbine parts gun that I received a year or so ago as a gift. The other day when cleaning it, a small fleck of metal was dislodged from the receiver, and upon further inspection I found that it was from a shoddy looking weld on the underside of what I presume is the slide rail. From the top it appears that at some point in the past a cut was made and then a weld was done on the underside. My concern is to whether or not it is safe to shoot. I do not know if the location it is in would be considered dangerous and could possibly lead to a catastrophic failure. I have attached pictures below and I apologize for them being a bit blurry. I would appreciate any input in regards to the weld or if this is the right place to find insight on the subject. Thank you for your time.

Ryan
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stalkingbear 07-21-2010 10:20 PM

I can't tell much from the blurry pics. You need to take it to a good gunsmith and have him check it out for you.

mr3sgte 07-22-2010 12:00 AM

Thank you for the feedback, I will see if I can locate one in my area.

masterPsmith 07-22-2010 02:33 AM

What Bear said..................

Jim.......


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