Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

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Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 am

After 150 rounds plus however many were fired through it prior to my owning it, my Beretta Tomcat is showing stress marks on the top of the frame near the tip-up barrel spring and what looks like a hairline crack on the right side. It's an older model and wasn't showing any wear before I got it.

I enjoyed carrying it as a backup CCW piece. It was a nice second pistol to have for when I ran out of 9mm.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by Precision » Wed May 20, 2020 12:06 pm

how does one fix such a thing?
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Wed May 20, 2020 8:42 pm

SoupOrMan wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 am
After 150 rounds plus however many were fired through it prior to my owning it, my Beretta Tomcat is showing stress marks on the top of the frame near the tip-up barrel spring and what looks like a hairline crack on the right side. It's an older model and wasn't showing any wear before I got it.

I enjoyed carrying it as a backup CCW piece. It was a nice second pistol to have for when I ran out of 9mm.
What ammo were you using in it? IIRC, the Tomcat is not designed for hot ammo, like some of the newer hollow point loads or anything from Buffalo Bore.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by SoupOrMan » Thu May 21, 2020 12:57 am

I was using a mix of Winchester White Box 71gr flat nose and Prvi Partizan 72gr round nose, mostly Winchester.

And unfortunately, one doesn't fix the frame, either.
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Post by Precision » Thu May 21, 2020 2:15 pm

That sucks. I was hoping you could have it spot welded or something.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 pm

SoupOrMan wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:57 am
I was using a mix of Winchester White Box 71gr flat nose and Prvi Partizan 72gr round nose, mostly Winchester.

And unfortunately, one doesn't fix the frame, either.
Maybe you can contact Beretta to get it replaced under warranty. You would probably have to prove that you weren’t using hot ammo or reloads in it, though.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by evan price » Fri May 22, 2020 2:58 am

Unfortunate but common.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by SoupOrMan » Fri May 22, 2020 6:32 am

Captain Wheelgun wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Maybe you can contact Beretta to get it replaced under warranty. You would probably have to prove that you weren’t using hot ammo or reloads in it, though.
I can't prove the original owners didn't use hot ammo in it, either.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by Netpackrat » Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 am

Doesn't really matter what you can or can't prove. Beretta will either warranty it or they will not; it's not like you were going to take them to court even if you could prove it was only ever fired with standard SAAMI spec ammo, and there's no lemon law for firearms.
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Re: Well, dang it. My 3032 is showing stress cracks.

Post by SoupOrMan » Sat May 23, 2020 12:59 am

Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained... may as well see if they make the 3032 anymore.
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