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I recently bought a 1967 made .38 Super Commander that is in nearly new condition. All evidence shows it has barely been fired and certainly is not refinished. It's in its original box etc. After a detail strip of the slide, I noticed there is a crack in the thin area where the hole is bored for the extractor about 3/4" from the rear of the slide. The area is thin at that point due to the lightening cuts on either side of the firing pin tunnel. If this were not a lightened slide for the Commander that area would be pretty beefy, but the two lightening cuts seem to create a few weakened areas.

Anyone seen this or have comments or suggestions.
 

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I am no expert, but I have been told that area is prone to cracks but should not effect safe function. As I understand they go so far and stop, similar to dust cover cracks. Not sure about a fix, but maybe some experienced smith can recommend a solution, if you don't want to fire it that way.
Good luck,
Lenny
 
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