For all you gunsmiths out there...
Sent a high numbered 1903 springfield action out for rebuild. Company said it is unsafe to use because the front drilled and tapped holes are 1/4" too far rearward. The wording they used is the previous gunsmith 'drilled the front locking lug". the recommend demilling and destroying the receiver because of it.
Has anybody heard of anything like this? I am not a gunsmith or an expert on this matter, but i am curious why a threaded hole would cause an action to be unsafe. Is this a pressure issue?
I am trying to learn something here. And if this is really a ruined part, I am going to have to find another action or method for completeing my project.
thanks for the info.