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met8338 05-23-2020 03:16 AM

Rail Damage
 
Looking to make an offer on a Sam7 pistol. The guy pulled the trigger once with the bolt out and damaged the left rail. Is this repairable / significant?

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nalioth 05-23-2020 03:22 AM

Can you draw an arrow pointing at or circle whatever it is we're supposed to be looking at?

Daver 05-23-2020 04:11 AM

Behind ejector? If so, I zoomed in and it just looks like slight deformation, no cracks. I have it somewhat on my Sams. I'm not and wouldn't be concerned.

ServiceRifle 05-23-2020 08:14 AM

I think its really clear. You need to drill out those welds on that rail - remove it - fill in the holes - buy yourself a replacement rail - reweld it onto the receiver - refinish the receiver, and then sit back with a beer and a smoke comfortable in the knowledge that you prevented a major cosmetic disaster from happening.

P.S. I've been called an a..hole by better people than you!

Floivanus 05-23-2020 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ServiceRifle (Post 5725623)
I think its really clear. You need to drill out those welds on that rail - remove it - fill in the holes - buy yourself a replacement rail - reweld it onto the receiver - refinish the receiver, and then sit back with a beer and a smoke comfortable in the knowledge that you prevented a major cosmetic disaster from happening.

P.S. I've been called an a..hole by better people than you!

Yeah, if it was a stamped gun, OP has to do the right thing, cut it in half, itís never going to be right again.

That ding in the ejector? Itís fine, if the bolt cycles, G2G, if not buy a file and make it cycle.

Aceshigh 05-23-2020 09:49 AM

Hardly a concern, I see it behind the ejector.

Google AK Ejector rails and look at alot of them, chips, scrapes, whatever they still chug just fine.

As a buyer however, it's a bargaining chip obviously. Use it to your benefit to haggle.

Highpower 05-23-2020 09:50 AM

Jeeze looks like a small ding on the back side of the ejector. If it was me, I would use it as an excuse to negotiate a better price.

If it bothers you that much, pass on it and wait for a perfect example.

Or you could buy the gun and then obsess about it endlessly until you can no longer look at it and sell it to me a substantial loss.

bda 05-23-2020 10:10 AM

It's just a blemish. Nothing to worry about.

ttman 05-23-2020 10:50 AM

I would use it to knock off a few hundred...

met8338 05-23-2020 09:13 PM

Thanks will do

7018 05-23-2020 10:47 PM

Is it possible the ejector is bent? Could have had a hammer impact more than once... What does the ejector look like on the bottom?

Anier 05-25-2020 04:17 PM

Looks really bad OP. Beyond repair. I'll give you $100 bucks for it.

mad_mardigan 05-25-2020 04:28 PM

I bet you the factory or Arsenal USA did that. It won't hurt anything.

DB1947 05-25-2020 04:32 PM

My guess would be that half of the SAM Arsenals out there have the same mark from people trigger pulling without the bolt in place. Its nothing to worry about, as far as functionality.

jdg 05-26-2020 05:20 PM

Thing looks unfired...

seabass47 05-26-2020 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jdg (Post 5730095)
Thing looks unfired...

Yeah aside from not seeing anything out of the ordinary, as you stated...it looks new...


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