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303 action bar

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by schwabby, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. schwabby

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    I bought a well used 303 and found that the action bar rivets are loose as I've been going through it. I've had one break before so i'm a little concerned, probably from shooting baby magnums. I know I shouldn't, yada yada. I've plugged one of the ports in this barrel to slow the action down.

    My question is, is it going to break and damage some other parts? I could weld up a jig to peen the rivets, possibly weld the sleeve and bar together, get another action bar or just shoot it. I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. Bill Hom

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    Contact Wally Riebesell--acss on this site. He is very knowledgeable and has large amounts of Beretta 300 series parts. He is a good guy to deal with. Bill Hom
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    accs ( wally) has used ones for sale on another thread.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    A friend had his welded and it's still going strong, years later.

    Hap
     
  5. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Just get one from Wally. Cheap insurance.
     
  6. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Get one from Wally weld yours up and put a heavy spring in the gun if you shoot a lot of heavy loads.
     
  7. schwabby

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I've put a new recoil spring in it as suggested. I'm a wannabe gunsmith and I have other 303's to pilfer if need be, so I'll probably try to patch it up. When I had one break before, the gun kept shooting and I didn't discover it until I tore the gun down.

    Steve Schwab
     
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