Kevin what you mentioned is typically bow it is done however some will do the welds you see on the op cylinder in addition to the ones at 10 and 2. The four I have had done are welding at 10 and 2 with nothing on the outside. I don't think the external welds will qualify the rifle if used for competition. It's an external mod. I may be way off base on that anyone care to comment with the facts?Why not weld it from the inside where the weld would be hidden? Couple of spot welds at say, 10 & 2 o'clock, would do the trick, no?
its not shiny at all, its from the flash. looking with the naked eye it blends in and is hard to notice. i was surprised how much it stands out in the photosThe weld job on the gas cylinder looks real strong. Is it shiny or is that just the flash? Can you tell us who did the work for the possibility of recomending the smith in the future? I only know one guy that welds them and that is cepilot. Thanks in advance and be sure to let us know if the groups tighten up for you.