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0 grade 16ga. Receiver tang
Posted by Andrew Stockert on August 23, 2018, 8:52 am
I'm currently restoring my 16gauge, 0 grade. Ser#60643. The gun is mostly unmolested although it has been taken apart many times, evidenced by the damaged screws. The receiver tang and the extension have been braised together. Checking schematics and photos some guns have a single tang and others have the extension. Both the tang and extension appear to be undamaged so I'm wondering why they were braised together. Is this something that the factory did or a modification of a previous owner. The receiver is about to get colored and the bronze is most likely going to evaporate in the process.
Another question would be if it is a factory mod should I duplicate it after coloring?