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astra model 1924 "hope"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by r8rfan121, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. r8rfan121

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    Hey, I just got handed down an astra model 1924 from my father. He got it from my Grandfather, and had been told that there may possibly be a hairline crack on the barrel, I took it to a local gunsmith who took a brief look at it and declared it safe to fire. I decided to look a little closer and think I may have found the crack. My question is, should I leave it alone and keep it as a curio or have it fixed? and is there any way to "fix" it without replacing the whole barrel?
     
  2. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    No. There's no way to fix it. If it is a crack, keep it for the sentimental value.
     
  3. MikeJackmin

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    Are you sure it's a crack, or just a scratch?
     
  4. r8rfan121

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    Im not certain it is a crack, just looks like one to my untrained eye under a magnifying glass. runs length wise with the barrel, starting at the....err....mouth? where the round loads, running across the top maybe an inch. I will say that it is fairly close to where the slide would ride, and is in a fairly straight line
     
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    If you're able to post pics we could help better. Also if you are able to disassemble the pistol to check the underside of the slide to make sure.
     
  6. MikeJackmin

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    The part where the bullet goes in is called the chamber.

    If it's a crack that goes all the way through, do you see it when looking inside the chamber? Might need to clean it out good before you can see it.
     
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