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Against my better judgement, I bought a Garand at an auction which had a welded barrel. I have not received it yet, but I have pics. I plan to take it to a gunsmith when it arrives, but I'm wondering what they may have fixed with these welds and what caused it. Any feedback is welcome.
 

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I have a reparkerized Garand receiver that came off a Drill Purpose rifle. The Phosphoric Acid imparted a clearly darker color on most of the front ring of the barrel. This is strong evidence that the temper of the metal has been affected, making it softer. I would not put my face behind a rifle with such a receiver and shoot it.
 
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