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#1 must

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:23 PM

I'm looking to purchace my first Bridgeport M1A1 & would like to how to spot a reweld. Is it really that serious to worry about? Does the form 4 mention about it being a reweld?

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:13 AM

What I was really trying to say is 'how do you spot one'?

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:17 AM

The form 4 "should" list the individual who remanufactured the gun in the mfgr' block. That didn't always happen so it's not 100% reliable. Of course if someone other than the original is listed it's a sure bet the gun is a reweld. It will also not be C&R eligible.

Some rewelds are extremely well done and defy detection. There is almost always a cut through the ejection port area as well as another towards the rear of the receiver. The best place to look is from inside the receiver as it's a little more difficult to remachine these areas.

Don't confuse reweld with rewat. Sometimes a rewatted gun that wasn't well done can look as if it was rewelded. A rewat will hold it's C&R status. HTH.

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 03:10 PM

If you cant see it like mentioned and you seriously suspect that its a reweld, then Xray it.


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:46 AM

If you are in a position to buy,..I doubt the seller would allow a sandblast inspection...Magnaflux is you best choice... wink.gif
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