And I never even got to shoot the stupid thing.
Couldn't shoot the last one I had either because it was a shot out sewer pipe gun, and no I get a nice one and this shit happens. great. I'm just about ready to throw my arms up and just forget ever owning my favorite handgun.
It doesn't look all too bad, and from my guess the gun was ran for a while on old springs. I see no cracks in it just some bowing and a mark on the back from where the bolt has been resting on it.
I know mine is a rebored and reblued 9mm M30, so maybe it was ran with 7.62x25 in the past and that caused the bowing.
Can I just replace the springs with stronger ones and go shoot it once before putting it up? Or do I own a 900 dollar paperweight now?
ETA, comparing the right side to the left it appears that they filed a little bit of the area away when they re-did the gun. I can follow the angle up to the top and it's not even. So maybe my pistol is fine and the gunsmith who did this just did it to remove pitting before re-bluing the upper?
I can see a very very slight bulge if I look long enough, but I see no evidence on the bolt stop of peening.
The store I bought it from test fires all guns and has them checked before putting them out so I have a fired case to look at. looks like it's making a really deep punch into the primer. I ordered some +10% springs from Wolf tonight, and I don't see any evidence of wear on the locking piece.
I'm hoping that it will be ok to shoot after I replace the springs. I'll watch it very carefully for the first 30 rounds I put through it, and I guess I'll get some Remington or other branded low power 9mm to keep the stress at a minimum.