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#839 - 09/12/06 10:12 AM Re: Can this be fixed?
battle Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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I thought I'd get some varying opinions.......thats good!

Hi Chuck, when I get home this evening, I plan on taking better pics in natural light. Then I'll email them to you.

This is a 16ga. What is the lowest psi loads that can be made up. I'd be using 2.5" brass, shooting maybe only 25 shells per year in this gun.

thanks,

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#840 - 09/12/06 10:31 AM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Are you saying that 9" from the muzzle there is an area that is .021 thick in the barrel wall? And on top of that there is slight pitting. Unless you get on heck of a deal this might not be a great gun to own. .021 is very thin and it will dent very easily.

Unless the dent is too near your hand or face I doubt that it is the major problem. It can be removed, but what do you have? A set of barrels that are so thin, with pits that you are afraid to hone out so you are willing to only shoot one box of shells a year in it. Why bother? PASSADENA.

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#841 - 09/12/06 11:37 AM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Mike,
Most NDT/NDI places simply inspect per a specification and provide the results. They will tell you if they find "indications" or obvious cracks in writing. That's it. They would never give an assessment of whether a barrel is "safe" or any advice about it's strength, IMO. Safety assessments on barrels should be reserved for those either highly experienced and educated in the subject or a proof house, IMO.

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#842 - 09/12/06 01:45 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Ky Jon,
I appreciate your comments. However I'm not afraid of honing them, no need to. The dent is in the left tube which the numbers show having good wall thickness? Its the right tube 9" from muzzle thats really thin. Barrels ring very well.

I wouldn't be shooting this gun much not that I'm afraid(maybe i should be). But because I don't clay shoot I only hunt. Therfore I have other guns I perfer to use. That said, because I own this gun I want to least have the gun capable of with standing approiate hand loads. Thats why I will only use say a box of shell per year.
Keep them coming I have rhino skin!

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#843 - 09/12/06 02:53 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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battle:
I don't see anywhere that you've indicated the maker and overall condition of this gun. I would think that may be a determinent as to whether it's even worth considerting fixing.
Jim
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#844 - 09/12/06 03:34 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
Chuck H Offline
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looks like a Fox from the rib. Oooops, you said damascus.

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#845 - 09/12/06 03:57 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Its a Manufrance Ideal grade 3.Whether its worth fixing..........well my wallet or my wife will dedcide that.

Look all I want is to be able to shoot this occasionally at maybe when I go woodcock hunting(which is seldom)or quail. From the wall thickness numbers given and dent repaired(if repairable) and hand loads at what psi? I mean what is lowest I possibly could get by with? Dent is not close to hand or head.

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#846 - 09/12/06 04:01 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Battle,
Don't fret too much yet. Let's get a good look at it first.

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#847 - 09/12/06 04:23 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Hell I'm no frettin, take more than that to shake me up! LOL,LOL!

All goofing aside, I do appreciate everyone input from this board. Theres no other place like it. Its where I've learned not to make a mistake like this gun again. But can't change the past. So I'm not going to cry over a little spilled milk!
Cheers,

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#848 - 09/12/06 05:10 PM Re: Can this be fixed?
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Registered: 12/11/05
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Even if after the dent was removed and there metal there was too weak to allow shooting. Couldn't you sleeve them? Expensive but possible?

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