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heat damage?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by mbjackson, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. mbjackson


    Nov 23, 2009
    Conway SC
    I recently picked up a mossy 500 that had went thru a fire. All parts were there... other than a burned stock and rusted barrel, the only damage was the lower portion of the trigger group melted away. I'm replacing the stock and barrel, I've already replaced the trigger group. Is it possible the heat damaged the receiver to the point of it being unsafe?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  2. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    Yes, very possible. I would not risk it. That shotgun just did not cost that much to start with. that fire was hot enough to do the damage you described and that is enough to make me not shoot that weapon.

  3. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    The receiver isn't much of a load bearing part. The bolt locks into the barrel. If it didn't warp, I'd shoot it.