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#1 brucea4

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

It's a tough proposition buying one of these from pictures online.  Unless it is a well known NFA dealer with a money back guarantee it could be a big gamble buying one without a hands on viewing.  Most of the time the gun is several states away and all you have are pictures & trust.  

So, my question, how can you tell if a M60 is a re-weld?  I have read that even if the manufacturer box on a Form 3/4 reads Maremont for instance that it can still be a re-weld!  I have seen pictures of the trunnions that what appears to be pins welded into the trunnion and I have seen the holes where these pins were grinded off smooth.  Which one is original?  

 

 


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#2 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

Originally Maremont trunnions were riveted only which may be the pins you are referring to? The heads were left rounded If I recall?  Rock island and others riveted and ground off the rivet heads smooth, then put  weld at the top of that joint in addition  to the rivets which is how todays guns are done at USord.   The additional weld joint is much stronger than rivets alone.   A few folks refer to these as rewelded?   Reweld is a broad description as I've seen other guns that were torch cut through the trunion and then welded back together?  Others torch cut right through the middle of the gun (channels and rails) and welded up again?   Most all welds are visible through parkerizing even if done really well.  Good pictures with a real camera above 3 MP reveal almost everything.  If you can get 8 MP you're seeing stuff you can't see with the nekid eye if you have a larger hi-res monitor.  If the gun has a recent transfer a lot can be determined from the approved taxable form 4.  If it's been on a form 3 for a while, there may be discrepancies from the original registration.   HTH


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#3 brucea4

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:19 PM

Any and all info helps....


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:43 AM

Any information on a company that did work on M60's named Metrotech?


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#5 brucea4

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:26 AM

I lucked out and my favorite local dealer found me a Maremont.... :)


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:42 AM

Is what you are asking about a cut and welded trunnion?   It can not be a "reweld" because it was never welded to begin with!

I have seen a couple of cut and welded M60 trunnions, and quality varies a lot.  Some were done just for display guns.  You need to inspect the inside of the barrel socket and gas tube for complete penetration of the welds.  And make sure all dimensions are in spec.  I would still be wary.  BP


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#7 brucea4

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:04 AM

The gun I got is NIB unfired.  Bought it locally from a dealer I trust.


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