Didn't have this hard to find Browning magazine long before it developed a crack in the right side of the feed lips. Oh well, that is the price of shooting these fine old guns. I still have two good ones. Anyone ever had high tech welding done (TIG, MIG) to fix a rare magazine?
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The Lone Haranguer
December 4, 2012, 06:49 PM
If you'll forgive a bit of speculation ...
Anyone ever had high tech welding done (TIG, MIG) to fix a rare magazine?
That is an interesting idea. But even with TIG (which holds the heat on the object for the least amount of time) and lots of heat control paste, I don't see how you could keep the temper of the feed lip area intact. You could very well fix the crack, only to have the lips spread apart under pressure from the cartridges.
December 5, 2012, 01:31 PM
They are not that rare. Why not get a replacement? The 1910 and 1955 were the same.