Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Domino129, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Domino129

    Domino129 New Member

    I have a llama 380 was cleaning and found a crack in the frame, any suggestion.
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    It would be a really cool paperweight. ;)

    The frame would have to be replaced. The pistol isn't worth the money the frame would cost and the gunsmith's fee to fit it correctly. JMHO

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    Depending on what/where the crack is. What type of metal is used in the frame. What kind of sentimental value you have with the handgun.
    Some cracks can be repaired, while a lot of other cracks makes it useless.
    The other consideration is to get a shadow box and frame the gun (after making sure that it cannot be fired again, even by mistake.)
    Bottom line, see a gun smith, and ask him / her of their opinion.
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    Clear close up pictures would help. You've been given good advise about taking it to a gunsmith. CA is right that if the frame requires replacement it won't be worth it-especially when you could almost get a Ruger LCP or something on the order of that for the price of a frame replacement. Also you'll have to fill out paperwork on a frame the same as a complete firearm. You won't be able to order a frame directly but will have to go through your local FFL dealer/gunsmith. It is possible to repair a frame in SOME circumstances but not every time.