M1A barrel scratch

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by 25-5, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    I have scratched the barrel of my M1A just behind the front sight. About 2.5" x 1/16". When and how, don't know. SA says to send it in for refinishing. Do I have any other choices?
    It seems to have scratched easily.
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    If it's blued there is a pen type thing to fix it.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Send it in. They have the tools and the know how to do it right the first time.
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't think I would sweat over a scratch on a "battle rifle."

    The only way to prevent scratches to the wood or metal is to leave it in the safe. If I am going to leave one in the safe, I would just as soon leave it in the store.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I may fall in the crosshairs for this, but you could get it coated, though it might not help the resale value. That could help prevent future scratches, depending on the coating.

    There is a place in the vendor section that does that, CCR.
     
  6. M1Anut

    M1Anut New Member

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    I agree! The more it's used, the more scuffs you get, then you'll get it out more once you get past the pampering phase! I hated scratching my NM, but I think it might shoot better the more it gets beat up! Lol
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I never let a soldier with a shiney rifle cover my back.:eek:
     
  8. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    All of my guns wear scratches like badges of honor.

    Chicks dig scars.
     
  9. ronl

    ronl New Member

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    If the scratch bothers you, get some Birchwood Casey Aluminum black, clean the scratch with denatured alcohol and apply Aluminum black with a Q-tip, dry off then run a coat of oil on it and forget about it. The Aluminum Black matches a phosphate finish very well on steel. and chances are you will never notice it. My NM M1A has some dings and scratches here and there. Just so long as it hits the target I don't really care what it looks like.
     
  10. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Thank you!
    It's a NM also and the scratch is on the top. I look at it all the time. If it was from some battle or hunting it would be a story, but, it's just a dumb scratch.