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    longez is offline Junior Member
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    Got a safety question for all the Gunsmiths about my 9mm

    I've been told by a gunsmith from a shop I just got this 9mm from that it is normal for a sleeved barrel to have a seam or gap from pressing the barrel and it is perfectly safe. He did say this was larger gap than he normally sees but still safe. Please look at the photo and let me know what you think...




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    I don't know what gun that is but if it is sleeved it should be fine. If it is a 2 piece barrel like SA uses then that's a piss poor job. Since I see no solder in the joint I highly doubt it is a 2 piece and is a sleeve, why they made them that way is beyond me.

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    Looks like a quality control issue that was determined to be good enough for the consumer.
    What make is the handgun?

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    longez is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks for the input guys! The handgun is a Zastava M70A 9mm. I have several firearms from them dating back to soviet days. The quality has diminished over the years. The sleeved barrel is 2 piece like Springfield but not SA quality. I've seen plenty of faint seams on 2 pcs barrels but never a gap. Guess good enough is good enough for some companies. I figure its safe to shoot but not very clean looking.

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