Originally Posted by photolinger
he told me about this before i read this post. I'm sad to think that the stock wasnt all solid. I did mention the welds werent attractive, and i guess they were poorly made.
Since he has others of this brand selling, and I have one, can you explain more how you think it might have happened?
Mine did make it in a suitcase while other crap in the bag broke.
The rest of the shaft seems solid to me except for the heart, which still seems like cast brass to me. It seems to me that the valve wasn't completely welded all the way around, I oly see filler on the underside of the valve, and just tacked it and a rough Fed Ex ride across the country may have did it in. I'll post some pics to show what I mean.