Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
..By all means, , closely examine any used arm you are thinking of buying. Also, before taking your gun for repair, check the reputation of the gunsmith you are taking your gun to.
My grandson more often than he really cares to, has to repair guns that have been modified or repaired by obvious incompetents.
Guns that seem to be in special jeopardy from these "Youtube gunsmiths" seem to be the ARs in their various iterations.
He had one that was not functioning properly, having just been 'repaired' by another smith. Checking it out, he found that somehow the unit had been forced together in such a way as to crack the lower housing.
Another was brought in where a 'gunsmith' had done a rechamber on the rifle. Somehow that 'craftsman' had managed to first bore the chamber out of concentricity with the bore of the barrel! Then he apparently tried to correct his mistake with JB Weld !
gpa did right; so long as it is possible, do the teardown right while the gun owner is present, so the gun owner can see it. That way he won't be blaming you later, for the broken part.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.. (Gen George S. Patton)
Last edited by ironglow; 12-11-2019 at 12:34 PM.