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jerrywh

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In the photo below, How do you think the breach was formed? Was this a silver soldered on overlay and then sculped or was it sculpted down from the barrel forging without an overlay? I would like some feedback from Sam Alfano, Mike Dubber or Sam welch as well as others please.
 

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hard to say from just the one photo, especially with it in the stock...
 

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The patina looks different to me, thereby implying an overlay.

Dan
I noticed the small amount of pits along the recessed edge and thought the same thing. A silver solder with zinc in it can produce pits like that over time; depending on the amount of handling.
 

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