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Old January 12, 2013, 21:27   #1
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Is this a re-welded receiver?

Looks like it might be one to me...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=325752036

Looks weird as hell around the magwell, "warped" looking...also can't tell if that is a "9/58" or "9/68" but either way far too old to be a commercial FMP import. This one also says "G3" and not "G3s" or "XG3S" like the PARS semi-auto imports had over the magwell.

Am I wrong?
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Old January 12, 2013, 21:52   #2
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It looks like the result of an oob to me. The back of the bolt would be there if in battery and too close of a gap would/could cause a problem.
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Old January 12, 2013, 22:08   #3
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It has definitely had something not good happen to it. You can see the "seam" from being welded back together or from deformation inside the receiver in picture number 4.
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Old January 13, 2013, 13:34   #4
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Looks like it is a reweld to me. probably from an old parts kit with single saw cut to receiver? Crazy how the serial has a number Xed out and restamped.
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Old January 13, 2013, 14:55   #5
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Saw that on THR a while ago,the seller eventually dropped his price to $1200.. Hopefully, for all the potential parties involved,the paddle mag release isn't using the same hole as an FA trigger pack or vice versa....although once an MG always an MG.
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Old January 13, 2013, 15:58   #6
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Old January 13, 2013, 18:43   #7
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And a crappy job at that.......
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Old January 13, 2013, 23:44   #8
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Saw that on THR a while ago,the seller eventually dropped his price to $1200.. Hopefully, for all the potential parties involved,the paddle mag release isn't using the same hole as an FA trigger pack or vice versa....although once an MG always an MG.
If it was rewelded from a parts kit, I wouldn't be surprised...seems like the ATF would be watching this one closely. They seem to pick up on situations like this.

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I love the G3 more than any other rifle - but I wouldn't touch that piece of dookie. Somebody should have his ass kicked.
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Old January 16, 2013, 17:20   #9
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I for one am comforted that we are helping the boys by showcasing things such as this....
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:26   #10
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Saw that on THR a while ago,the seller eventually dropped his price to $1200.. Hopefully, for all the potential parties involved,the paddle mag release isn't using the same hole as an FA trigger pack or vice versa....although once an MG always an MG.
I would bet money it is a reweld. The weld/blemish area is right where they used to saw cut the receivers. Once the reciver is cut to ATF specifications it is considered scrap metal. You can convert the receiver piece to semi auto configuration prior to rewelding and not make a machine gun. This is how the MG42s/3s, Brens and other kits are built (it has to be to ATF specs for a semi auto - not just plug the holes). The trunnion and bolt handle the high pressures. If the weld cracked the rifle would jam not blow up. I sure wouldn't buy the gun but I wouldn't be afraid to shoot it if the bolt gap was within spec. I do feel sorry for the person who bought it. Also, to be legal it would have to have the builder name, location, and a serial number stamped or etched in the receiver.
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Old January 21, 2013, 01:49   #11
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I thought the lowers had to have the front section cut off?
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:29   #12
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surely a reweld to original front. nothing more than i have done with several milled and stamped AK. in several cases the kits had good front and rear, so i just welded in a center section of sheet metal. nothing wrong with the thinking or legal wise.
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Old January 22, 2013, 00:54   #13
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The seller likely knows what they are selling.
Yeah, and he doesn't say it.
Obviously a reweld, looks like a Rhodi kit, RA number on right side, straight tube, and what looks like pitting on the side of the receiver.
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Old January 22, 2013, 09:47   #14
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It had better be a reweld. Otherwise it is contraband and felony possession for a removed/defaced/altered serial number. But if it is a reweld, then maybe that front fake pushpin is not a fake pushpin making it still contraband. Some people are just stupid.
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Seems that it sold and then was relisted? Seems pretty flaky at best.
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Old January 23, 2013, 08:50   #16
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hmm.. sold for the BIN price of $1,800 on the first bid then relisted...

With that boogered up receiver and sketchy SN...

I wouldn't give the guy $100 for it in fear of being arrested or getting killed trying to shoot it
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Old January 23, 2013, 12:46   #17
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Yeah, it is a reweld for sure. Crappy job. He saved the hassle of pressing the bbl out of the trunnion and all the other related problems.
Should be good to go, as long as the front half was still in spec.

Problem is that it is just like an HK flat you press and mfg at home........for your use only.

As said, AK's have been put together the same way.

I would say that the only way to sell that gun legally, is to demill it once more and sell it as a parts kit. Let the next guy reweld it again.
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