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View Poll Results: What should I do with this IHC-LMR Barreled Receiver?
Replace the barrel 5 10.00%
Sell the barreled receiver AS-IS 0 0%
Try to find someone who can repair it, if repair is even possible 2 4.00%
Reassemble the rifle and sell it (with proper disclosure of course) 1 2.00%
Do Nothing, Live with it 42 84.00%
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:55 PM
markvs markvs is offline
 
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Default Rusted Pitted LMR Barrel - My Options Are?

I just got around to working on the IHC FG that I received from CMP in the last offering. At first most everything looked fine until I pulled the rear handguard off.

Pictures are with and without flash......

http://s77.photobucket.com/user/mark...4590629%20RUST

So what are my options?

1. Replace the barrel
2. Sell the barreled receiver AS-IS
3. Try to find someone who can repair it, if repair is even possible
4. Reassemble the rifle and sell it (with proper disclosure of course)
5. Do Nothing, Live with it

I am leaning towards option 2, but have no idea what it should sell for.

Mark

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:00 PM
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What did you buy the rifle for?
-collecting?
-shooting?

I don't think you can "repair" rust pitting like that...........

Because none of that rust will effect the way it shoots............

How long ago did you buy it?
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:16 PM
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IMO, prior to making any such decisions you need to, first, see how well it shoots.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:20 PM
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My FG IHC looks about the same - I found my shooter. I will worry about replacing stuff later. A good inspection showed that the condition will not affect shooting...so I am going to enjoy it for the time being.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:26 PM
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The photos show external/cosmetic damage. Which will get worse if it isn't taken care of. Which can be taken care of with option 3. Sandblast it to get all the rust out of the nooks and crannies and repark it. Only way to know if it is financially viable is to get a quote or two for the job.
Jim
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:39 PM
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If you like the rifle take care of the pitting so it doesn't get worse, put it back together and shoot it. The rifle normally has handguards on it and you won't see the worst of the pitting anyways.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:45 PM
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What did you buy the rifle for?
-collecting?
-shooting?

I don't think you can "repair" rust pitting like that...........

Because none of that rust will effect the way it shoots............

How long ago did you buy it?
I received it from CMP at the end of April, 2015. ($960.00).

I bought it because I could. I couldn't resist joining in on the "CMP IHC Lottery" last spring.

I already have two IHCs, one safe queen and one shooter. Thus, I have no real need for this one other than the satisfaction that I have another Garand.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:49 PM
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If the rifle is stored in a dry area and kept well oiled or greased the rust will not get any worse
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:52 PM
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If the rifle is stored in a dry area and kept well oiled or greased the rust will not get any worse
Thanks gang....

I know I have some good clean-up work on this one.

No problem with storing it in a dry area as I live in the extremely dry Inland Empire area of SoCal.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:23 PM
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I've seen worse by far, in fact I have a rifle or two with worse pitting than that in the area under the rear handguard. My Guam Garand is pitted worse. Just take care of the active rust and oil it so it doesn't continue rusting. My 2 cents, really nothing to worry about, it's a field grade not a service grade.
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