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Re: breech screw
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 18 November 2008, at 11:44 a.m., in response to breach screw, posted by gary cain on Tuesday, 18 November 2008, at 10:33 a.m.
While it is impossible to determine what caused YOUR problem, such cracks are NOT common, ESPECIALLY on arms in "excellent" condition. That is a very strong part.
Use care in swapping the screw (some are very tight, others come out fairly easily), and be sure you get a patina match to the block. If it still has case-color, then the screw needs the same amount. Suggest pull the old one and send it to one of the parts suppliers listed on the home page, for a match.
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