Carbine barrel | Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by 68lemans462, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. I'm cleaning this gun up for a friend. Disassembled for cleanup and inspection. I noticed what looks like a "ring" inside the barrel about 10" back from the muzzle. There is also a slight bulge in the barrel in the same place on the outside. Hard to picture but if you look you can see it.

    I see no cracks or any other issues. It almost looks as if the factory joined 2 pieces together in this spot??? Anyone else have one that looks like this, or do I have a problem? Bore otherwise looks fantastic. Gun is said to be a good shooter, i've never shot it. :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     

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  2. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Looks it had a obstructed barrel mishap, or a squib....... That is not normal.
     

  3. panoz77

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    I agree, looks like the result of a squib, not safe to shoot at this point, needs to go in and have the barrel replaced.
     
  4. topper

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    good eyes. it might be a lapp. a defect in the metal.
     
  5. Definitely looks like a squib, my .22 had one and looks very similar... Though I've continued to shoot it with no problems, but you might as well send it back to Mom for a new one.


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  6. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Buldged barrel. I would have it replaced
     
  7. TeaSipper

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    I agree to squib. Could have split the barrel when the bullet slammed to the squib. Whoever it was was lucky as hell.
     
  8. SteveC

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    Good catch on your part. +1 on getting it replaced. I wouldn't shoot it.
     
  9. RockCreek

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    Again, looks like Hi-Point shows its strength. That bulge is almost certainly from an obstructed bore, probably a squib load. Lots of guns would have burst the barrel from that. It probably is safe continue to shoot it, but why when MOM will take care of it under warranty.
     
  10. ajole

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    Agree, squib, but I doubt most pistol caliber cartridges would blow a barrel apart, HP or not.

    The gun is probably perfectly safe. But why risk it? Replace it by returning it to Mom.