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Edward Yager 10-06-2018 11:27 PM

Damascus crack
 
Can a 1/2" crack in a damascus barrel be welded or otherwise be repaired.It is an old crack that had rust inside.I have been shooting the gun with low pressure loads before I found the crack.

Dean Romig 10-07-2018 07:39 AM

Yes it can likely be routed and welded but the repair will always be visible.
Contact Bachelder Master Gunmaker.





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John Campbell 10-07-2018 10:52 AM

It is vital to know WHERE the crack is. Anywhere from the breech to the first 18 inches of barrel is a critical pressure area. Bachelder's can give you a professional assessment. And for this gun, I'd say LOW pressure loads are a safe idea. Forever.


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