Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Sisco, Aug 29, 2014.
Did you ever get anything to move to see if the springs are annealed from a fire?
Never got it to budge even a little. Soaked it for a week in a lemon juice water mix, tried using Kriol but it was frozen solid.
Sisco, for $10 and some toil, you have a nice wall hanger.
Try some evaporust on the action, or grab a gutter ect, old back massager and make a sonic cleaner. Some company does test fire damaged guns but probably not worth the trouble.
did you check if there was a round left in the chamber?
would'nt be the first time .
No way to check the chamber, the action is frozen. If it had been loaded at the time I'm sure the fire incident would have cooked any ammo off.
Stick a cleaning rod down the bore and check it against the bolt face in the receiver.
(If there is a bore?)
You can determine if there is still a cartridge in the chamber by carefully dropping a 3/16" dowel down the bore. Mark it at the muzzle then see if it's long enough to go all the way back to the bolt when outside the gun.
If it's 2 - 3" short, you have a problem.
Gave it a try: cleaning rod only goes 5" into the bore. This thing got so hot that layers of metal flaked off the barrel to such a degree that no roll marks are present. I'm willing to bet anything that hot would have detonated any rounds in it at the time.
Yes, it would have.
Nothing to worry about.
Sure there is. Run a rod down the bore until it meets something solid. Mark the place where it leaves the muzzle. Pull the rod out and lay it next to the barrel with the mark at the muzzle. If the rod runs all the way to the end of the barrel, it's empty. If the rod ends short, it's loaded.
You might have not read post #32, 33, 34, and 35!
Cool piece, now you just need to come up with a GOOD story to go with it
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