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Old 03-16-2019, 09:56 PM
A Seabee A Seabee is offline
 
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Default Underwood 2.85M receiver rail crack

I was working on a friends Carbine. He was complaining that the slide and bolt flew out after firing a few rounds. found this. He told me that many years ago the slide and bolt were replaced because the bolt cracked and damaged the slide. This is a paperweight now, right? I guess I'm going to try and help him find another receiver or barreled receiver at this point.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:52 PM
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this is a paperweight now, right? I guess I'm going to try and help him find another receiver or barreled receiver....
I would not knowingly use a receiver with a crack in it like that. Just my opinion....
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:55 PM
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Wow is all I can say..........
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:35 AM
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It can be repaired by welding. A very good gunsmith repaired one just like this for a friend of mine. Two caveats:

1. Repair will be expensive. It takes significant skill and labor.

2. The crack speaks to the quality of the entire receiver. It may fail again. The carbine cartridge does not stress the receiver much. If the receiver cracked once, it may still be defective and may crack again.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:00 PM
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I had an Underwood receiver to crack in the slot for the op rod.

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