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What do you think I should do?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by gnasty1521, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. gnasty1521

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    My receiver has developed a crack down beside the magazine tube. It doesn't seem to be in a load bearing spot, or that there is any large pressure there. I would love to make a 12.5" barrel NFA registered SBS out of it because I love the action so much, but I have a few questions. Pics here:

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    1. I have shot this quite a bit since the crack was there (I thought it was a scratch), and it seems to be fine. Should I absolutely replace the receiver?

    2. If the answer to number one is yes, where would I get one?

    3. How in the hell do I get it to an FFL dealer from a website if Gunbroker or something is the answer to number 2.

    All help is appreciated guys! Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  2. Bullman

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    Is it the maverick or the winchester from your sig line.
     


  3. Bullman

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    I am not really familiar with Winchesters. Maybe someone else will have some better info for ya.
     
  4. gnasty1521

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  5. Bullman

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    Well, I don't know if the winchesters are steel or aluminum receivers. I don't know if the bolt and barrel are the direct lockup on Winchester shotguns or if the receiver takes some of the brunt of the firing process. What I do know is if you end up getting a replacement receiver, which is hard to do with some guns since it is the serial numbered "firearm" part of a firearm, you are going to be making a serious investment. Don't know if you could weld up that crack or not.
     
  6. Winchesters have an aluminum receiver, they also have a rotating bolt like an AR15, which locks up solidly to the barrel.

    I would not spend the money to SBR a cracked receiver.

    I'd contact Winchester and see what they say. I don't believe they are making the 1300 anymore, but FN is selling a similar model.
     
  7. gnasty1521

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    That sounds pricey "FN" shotgun receiver.

    OK new question... I have found a few for $50. How do I have it sent out so I can have it? Never done internet sales...
     
  8. gnasty1521

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    Pictures added if it helps... This is sounding like a lost cause. I may have a line on another 1300, or maybe even an 870 to make my SBS from. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  9. WayaX

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    The receiver is the actual firearm by ATF standards. Therefore you have to arrange the seller to ship it to an FFL near you, who will then charge you a fee and you'll buy it from them just like you would any other firearm.

    FN makes the Winchester 1300 as it's Tactical Police Shotgun (TPS). It's a nice gun, and isn't priced like a SCAR. They run between 600-700 dollars new. FN owns Winchester and Browning now, just for your information.
     
  10. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Paramagician

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    Duct tape man....

    On a serious note, even if the bolt and carrier took 100% of the force, I probably wouldn't be doing too much shooting with that. I'd call Winchester and see if they'll do anything for you. Seems like a manufacturer defect if you ask me....
     
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  11. PlasticGuy

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    No way would I SBR a shotgun with a cracked receiver. Also, no way would I SBR a shotgun that is not military issue. I would want a Class 3 shotgun to be durable, and hard military use is the only way to truly establish that.

    I would switch to a Mossberg 590 or a Remington 870 in pumps, or a Benelli semi-auto. They are the most issued and proven combat shotguns in the world now, and would be the best basis for an SBR conversion.
     
  12. gnasty1521

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    Yeah I am going shopping today for an 870. Plus they make great looking 4 + 1 12 inch barreled guns.