Author Topic: Linkage gouging Main Tube  (Read 1859 times)

sixshootertexan

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Linkage gouging Main Tube
« on: January 22, 2016, 04:53:55 PM »
The linkage on my XS46U was gouging the main tube. The linkage looks like it was cut with a plasma or laser, then bent over to make it double thick. The drift from the cutting left a sharp edge and was gouging into the main tube. I took a diamond file and smooth it out. I also cleaned and applied Oxpho-blue to the tube to reblue it. It's now just rubbing down the center of the tube and not gouging anymore. Is there anything else I can do to help it not to wear out in this area? This is what it looked like and I don't have a tin of pellets thru it yet.



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Re: Linkage gouging Main Tube
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 05:02:21 PM »
You may want to give Mike at FD a call.
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sixshootertexan

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Re: Linkage gouging Main Tube
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 12:09:19 PM »
I shot a 40 round metallic silhouette match this morning. The blueing rubbed off but no gouging. I'll just keep it greased up with some moly paste to help keep it from removing any metal.
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