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    Quote Originally Posted by bml View Post
    I was watching that one out of curiosity. The seller is local and has had a few rifles for sale lately. 15’ away it looks nice. Up close there is a lot of issues. Most of the parts have a problem. The receiver is almost certainly welded, machine lines don’t line up. The stock is cracked. The gas cylinder is cut. Not much left to work with.
    Nothing wrong with the cut in the cylinder, done at the arsenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJon View Post
    the cut in the cylinder
    That's right, they were done so the front would tighten up on the barrel. Less rotational wobble...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bml View Post
    The gas cylinder is cut.
    I'm new to these rifles. It looks like a saw cut. Is that from de-milling operations? Welcome to the Forum! - Bob

    Oops! Didn't see the posts on Page 2 explaining the "gas cylinder cut" when I responded earlier today.
    Last edited by USGI; 03-13-2020 at 01:07 AM. Reason: I screwed up!

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    I repaired/tuned and stocked up a reweld M1icon Rifle just like it a couple of years ago for a guy in Palm Desert, California. It was a good shooter when i was done. The welds are not in a critical area. They aren't uncommon and are what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    The welds are not in a critical area. They aren't uncommon and are what they are.
    Is the reason because the welds are behind the main bolt locking lugs? - Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    The welds are not in a critical area. They aren't uncommon and are what they are.
    I bet they’d seem pretty “critical” if you realized they were there after spending $1,300 on the rifle

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    I think the welds are in the middle because that was the easiest place to cut them in the first place.

    I'm talking about safety not finance. You just can't fix stupid when it comes to some folks who buy everything at auction. You also can't keep the sellers from being fraudulent which is what it is. That being said, in the period of time between 1968 and 1986 when good M1icon Rifles were in short supply, many demilled receivers got rewelded and many rifles built using them. Some were beautifully done and some not. The one I repaired and restocked was nicer than the one we're talking about here but it was still pretty obvious. At least to me. Most if not all are functional either way. They're out there so caveat emptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    You just can't fix stupid when it comes to some folks who buy everything at auction.
    That’s pretty much the long and short of it!

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    Guess you mean the Garand and a M1icon Carbine rcathey!


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