Re: Rusted Mini 14 Barrel
I don't know as I agree with the "dealing with the factory is bad" thing. Question comes up from time to time, on this board. "I just bought a bangen-shooter and it don't work right. How can I fix it?" My response has always been, "Box it up and ship it to the factory, sayin' 'FIX THIS PIECE OF JUNK'!" I mean, heck, you pay for a gun, it's supposed to work right.
But this isn't a factory screwup, it's customer abuse. So I'd try some fixes before I went to the factory. Ruger will fix it - of that I have no doubt. Either refurb or replace the barrel. But it'll cost. Even if they fixed it for free, it'd still cost 20 - 30 bucks to send it in. Try the cheap fix, first.
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