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    Default SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    As the title says, there was a gas explosion and subsequent fire. Few firearms in the safe survived, but there was definitely a good amount of heat in there (glock is sorta melty). Older Ithica shotgun, and a couple lever action 22s.

    Anyone have a good recommendation for a gunsmith in SEPA or Philly suburbs to look over the guns etc?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Dlish; January 10th, 2019 at 03:54 PM.

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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    Sorry to hear that. Mike Fix is closed, he was my go to guy. I wish I could help. Just wanted to let you know I’m sorry for your catastrophe and wish you better luck.
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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    Me too, house fire is a terrible experience, good luck getting things taken care of.
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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    Thanks for the kind words, it was my step-fathers finished barn building that actually exploded. Propane leak, and boom.
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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlish View Post
    Thanks for the kind words, it was my step-fathers finished barn building that actually exploded. Propane leak, and boom.
    It seems there have been a few of those in the news this year. They do a quick and thorough job.
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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    I'd clean up what is sentimental and make them wall hangers. If it got hot enough to melt the Glock, it might have been hot enough to screw up heat treatment on any metal in there.

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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    No NRA bare-bones member insurance?

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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    I've done a few post fire recovery/clean up of firearms.
    Some of them were covered by homeowners insurance.

    If the temp. inside the safe was hot enough to leave a Glock frame looking like an old warped vinyl record but not hot enough to leave it crusty and unrecognizable, the temp. didn't get hot enough to ruin any tempered parts of the other guns.
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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    Sorry to here of your troubles. Save the glock it's a perfect start for a 80% build. On your other guns get the metal cleaned and in oil asap. Smoke alone can be very corrosive. These guns may well rust up quickly. I also agree with previous response on the heat. If the wood isn't charred badly they didn't get hot enough to mess with temper.

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    Default Re: SEPA, post house fire review of guns

    ^^^^ this

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