- May 15, 2011
- Reaction score
- North Central Connecticut
The gun I had the trouble with also had elevation issues. The previous owner had filed way too much from sight off.It is so minimal of a bend you can hardly see it.
The gun was only 5 to 6 inches high at 50. It didn't take a while lot of flexing.
I never noticed the bent barrel,,, just just effects of it. I finally figured it out when I put a new, larger front sight on the gun and it seemed twisted as I could see part of one flat side of the sight when lining up a sight picture. With the barrel out of the stock I asked my friend if the front sight was twisted. He held the barrel to his eye looking down the top flat and noticed the bend.
It also seemed to cause other problems, patches and cleaning jags were constantly getting stuck in that bore. I wish i could replace that barrel as the rest of gun is fine.