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Old 06-09-2021, 06:00 PM
DHarrison DHarrison is offline
 
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Default Any way to fix this receiver?

I think I already know the answer, but I came across a barreled Swedish M41b action, and the barrel is gorgeous and matches the receiver, but the receiver itself looks like someone put the front of it in an industrial vise and kept twisting. Is it possible to straighten this thing out or is that ridiculous? I'll use the barrel no matter what, but I'd love to restore this thing if I can.

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Old 06-09-2021, 06:19 PM
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Well: An equal and opposite force could be applied, possibly along with heat. I have a 6.5mm Italian Arisaka that was obviously de-barreled with improvised tools resulting in the receiver being twisted. Haven't attacked it yet,but I think it can be straightened. The M41.....not so sure. Purists will tell you not to try. I have a gunsmithing book that details shortening a Mauser action by removing the center section, so..... Good Shooting....
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:30 PM
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Straightening the receiver would require heating and some specialized tooling that you likely don't have and would need to make. And you would also likely need to remove the barrel. Then the receiver would need to be re-hardened when you were finished.

Good Luck!

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Old 06-09-2021, 06:45 PM
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I would suggest making the receiver into a paper weight and finding another receiver or action for the barrel.

Even if you were able to re-twist it, it would require a lot of fitting for parts and stock. Also the heating requirement would have to be done in such a way that would make it safe.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:52 PM
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Many decades ago, I straightened bent things for a living (motorcycle things like frames, wheels, fork tubes and brake rotors) and can certify that the receiver is toast. Tooling to do it would buy a few complete rifles.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:02 PM
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:25 PM
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Hiya,

Nope, it's toast. It kind of looks like it was heated in the removal attempt as well, the way the ring and lug folded into the bolt race. The Swedish steel blend they spec's for the '96 and '38's receivers and bolts is really good stuff, but even that couldn't withstand the force of inept gun 'smithin'...

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Old 06-10-2021, 05:35 PM
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That is a nice tomato stake. I would be proud to put that in my garden.
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Old 06-13-2021, 02:48 AM
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Easy answer. No.
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:57 AM
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That settles it. Thanks all for your help and expertise (although I have to admit that the link to the trash can hurt a little bit). Appreciate you all.

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Dave
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