Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How NOT to use a punch and hammer...

The rib was loose on this Fox J grade SBT so naturally, some "gunsmith" decided to tighten it (with a hammer, of course).  Apparently the hands weren't too steady.  I disassembled the rib from the barrel, machined a new anchor post and pin and proceeded to undo the punch damage.  I then reassembled the rib, properly swaged the anchor post and then filed it flush to the rib.  Finally, I re-matted the rib and prepared the barrel for bluing.  This was just one of many issues that this gun had.

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