This torques me off a bit (barrel blemishes)

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ArrizX, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    Well, I get my Hi Point and naturally it looks brand new. I shoot it 10 times the first night I get it, and then another 20 the next day. A few days after that a friend and I put 170ish rounds through it, and at about 140 rounds that day, he was shooting and called me over.

    The entire heat shield and front sight and fallen off. The manual (yes I read those things) never said anything about tightening down the front sight. Only saying I needed to add the circle on it if desired. But with no rear sight to line it up I didnt.

    Anyways, it must have been factory loose or something. But either way, this is the damage

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    I have already ordered my ATI stock, and I am going to buy this muzzle compensator

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/48317-1.html

    for it, to cover up most of the scratches. I know its only cosmetic, but I called them up anyways. I love how they are so willing to fix whatever it is. I figured it wasnt worth the cost of shipping since I wanted to buy something like this anyways so it would get covered up.

    But anyways, it makes me mad. And since its down to bare metal on one side, I am wondering what should I do to cover it up? I was thinking black sharpie, but I want something to seal it just in case. I was thinking maybe this metallic black paint I have that is in a little touch up bottle for my old Honda? Should I do something else? Ideas please :)
     
  2. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    personally i would but somekind of firearms finish like dura coat it will help on preventing rust aswell as corrosion from other chemicals
     

  3. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    I do have a Birchwood Casey Ultra Blue, and I think an Ultrablack. But I'm not sure that this barrel is blued. It doesnt feel metal. It feels like a super hard rubber coating or something strange like that.

    Is it still safe to use anyways? (im not totally sure about that barrel though, it might just be blued and i'm an idiot :D)
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    By the photos,it doesn't look like it was blued,but some kind of coating. If it was me,I would just sand it smooth and paint it with a quality high heat paint and be done with it. Sorry to see your new gun get roughed up. THB
     
  5. ArrizX

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    Hey thats a great idea, I think I will try in a few days. Ill try to figure out what the barrel has on it. If its coated I will do that. If its blued ill use my blueing liquid. It doesnt make it look the same, however it should coat it and protect it just the same.
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Send it back to them.
     
  7. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    Really? Will they accept it in pieces?

    Because right now its just the barrel and the breech. I suppose I could because I have till Monday till I get the stock..
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Call them and see.
     
  9. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Definately send it back..Hi Point has a lifetime warranty, make them prove it!! Then let us know what happens!! :D
     
  10. ArrizX

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    Ill package it up today since I am home sick. Ill ship it out tomorrow [only after calling them].
     
  11. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Yeah crap like that does not need to happen. You'll probably get a better one when they give it back to you....or replace the barrel and fix the problem.
     
  12. ArrizX

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    I actually think I am going to wait and put it in the stock first. Then I will have some fun with it and send it back.

    I dont want the stock to get here and die not being able to use it lol
     
  14. JiroZero713

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    I wouldn't do that. The gun may have a lot more problems with it because of that.

    I'd send it in.
     
  15. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

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    I dont understand. I've already shot it and it shoots perfect. What other problems could it have?
     
  16. JiroZero713

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    I just wouldn't trust it is all...may shoot fine and what not...but it doesn't make sense to me to mess with it while it's slightly broken.
     
  17. ArrizX

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    Its not broken, it just looks a little funny at the end of the barrel :confused:
     
  18. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I agree with JiroZero, why should you have to spend your valuable free time fixing something that was the manufacturers fault in the first place. The gun may shoot good but if your like me, you like to keep your firearms in top cosmetic shape too. Plus, those scratches look pretty deep, I'm not convinced that you can fix them with a bottle of blueing.
     
  19. ArrizX

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    Thats a great point you make. I might as well put the gun back together tonight so I can pack it tomorow and send it out Monday.

    This kind of sucks.
     
  20. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I agree with sending it back. You really haven't run enough through it to determine that there are no other problems. Patience is it's own reward.