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Old November 28, 2018, 10:49 PM   #9
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Guns that have actually been in the fire are not safe. The heat changes the characteristics
of the steel and makes it brittle. I have seen guns that stocks and grips were ok meaning
they weren't actually in the fire. But due to fire hoses and acidic content of ash they get
force rusted very quickly. They can look terrible but be functionally ok. If in doubt take to
a gunsmith. I don't think there is a process to retemper once guns have been ruined by
fire. I have inspected and wrote up house fire guns for insurance claims and in either of
the cases above they were wrote off as total loss.
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