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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Domino129, Jul 1, 2010.
I have a llama 380 was cleaning and found a crack in the frame, any suggestion.
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
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.
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.