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Action bar material?!

Discussion in 'Maverick 88 Pump Action' started by James Ontiveros, May 15, 2019.

  1. James Ontiveros

    James Ontiveros Copper BB

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    Hello all! I want to buy and install a new fore end on 88 and came across the some on ebay. I asked the sellers what the action bars are made and most of them said aluminum... I can't imagine aluminum action bars being as durable as steel. Any one have any experience with aluminum action bars? Btw, i did search this forum and all over the interweb but couldn't find much of anything.
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  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Hello. Welcome to the forum!

    They are steel. No way aluminum would be used.
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  3. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    What he said^^^^^
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  4. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Does AIRSOFT make a Mav88 gun? A LOT of Airsoft parts are sold on eBay being represented as actual firearm parts.

    AIRSOFT parts would probably BE made of aluminum.

    BEWARE.
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  5. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I agree.

    Mine are without a doubt; steel.
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    I would concur they are made of steel, most likely stamped...

    BTW, Welcome Aboard, James! :)
  7. James Ontiveros

    James Ontiveros Copper BB

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I have no idea why they're made of aluminum, it didn't make sense to me knowing how much abuse the action bars get on range day. I won't be buying that junk, i did find one that is made of steel.

    Thanks for the input, much appreciated!
  8. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    You could also use a magnet to determine ferric content...

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