Thousands of welded up former dewat rifles are circulating and still selling.
Throw away an old soldier? Seems like a crime.
This isn't even close to the splicing of two cut off receivers that was a common practice in years gone by. I guess buying two dozen Garands does not bring with it history lesson of how Garands first came to be owned here by civilians. Hint: They were all spliced together from two halves long before there was TIG welding. Nope... they were just ordinary stick welds followed up with a surface grinder.