Ok Beretta experts. Is this the original rib? I think not. Anyone?
If you ever do, please let me know. Lol...Interesting. I've never seen one in my travels.
I think that's probably right, but the possibility of the soldering process having warped the barrels or of it coming loose puts me off. And because of the age of the gun there are too many risks I think, especially at $8500 AUD.It's an add-on rib on top of a factory Boehler flat rib. And a pretty nice looking job at that. As long as removing it leaves the original rib intacts and some moron didn't screw it to the original rib, I see no issues with it whatsoever, and if the POI was right, it would lose nothing to a X Trap.
Interesting. I know maybe a dozen people who shoot ASEs of various configurations (none are X traps) and I've never heard of an ASE side rib coming loose. How many have you encountered?Not original for sure. You can also be assured that the side ribs will become loose with shooting.
Either way I'll stay clear I think.I've never heard of ANYONE soldering an add-on rib to an existing rib. It would be COMPLETELY unnecessary, basically trying to drive a finishing nail with a sledge hammer. They are held on with double sided tape or RTV silicone, or in some rare ham-fisted instances (again, COMPLETELY unnecessary) people have drilled and tapped the existing rib and screwed the add-on to it, hence my caveat.