Fixing a chip in the frame?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by sputnik1988, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.)
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Sounds like a good price for it.
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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
     
  8. jimmiep

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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.