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Unread 10-06-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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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.
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Unread 10-07-2018, 06:39 AM   #2
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Yes it can likely be routed and welded but the repair will always be visible.
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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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