I was 11 years old when I apprenticed as a gunsmith- that was 1965. In those years I have seen many an attempt at a repair that I referred to as the work of a 'gun plumber', ie, one who considers a stilson wrench as the right tool to pull a barrel off a reciever. There have been many 'trophies' among them, including more than a few that breached and caused bodily harm. I have seen barrels bedded with rope and scotch tape, replacement springs boogered out of paperclips, semi-automatics 'refinished' with a spray can of paint (while assembled) and worse- THIS... pretty much has me topped, I think, mostly because even the local inbred hillbillys know better than to find it acceptable... and they know NOTHING about motorbikes! Cobbled, eh? Like that term, it'll be part of my regular vocabulary from here out.
the Old Sgt.