Sorry, if it is Loewe or DWM you are out of luck.Bill,
Do you know if Warrenfabrik Mauser is still honoring the warrantee from Ludwig Loewe, or do I have to send it back to Inter arms? It is an 1891 Argentine.
Actually I should try to send it back to Century, but I don't think it is worth the hassle.
That IS interesting. I used to really be into Arisakas and never saw one with a cracked receiver. Shrapnel and bullets jammed into them, but never a crack. Where was the crack located? I modified a few into hunting rifles and welded on the receiver rings of some, but you MUST re-heat treat them.I haver a cracked Japanese Type 44 (cavalry carbine) receiver. I kept it for the receiver markings, as I am probably too cheap to every own a good one. It had been drilled and tapped for a scope: I'd guess somebody had perhaps tried to rebarrel it or something.
I recall one local gun dealer used to have a display of blown up type guns of various types. Worthless but it was interesting and hopefully some people perhaps got some safety lessons out of it.
I've got several that are planned for future projects , My plans would be to make a .22 liner from a .22 rifle barrel to slip fit the original barrel with a larger tapered rear section to match original chamber .let's hear more about the 22lr idea... safe?