I actually really like having the gills milled out on my 98. If I break a ball in the breach it is easy to just open up the feed and spray out there and through the gills, plus I realy like the looks of it.
If anyone is interested I have several sets of original 98 body halves that are the 32 degreese mods,(ie) gills, trigger, and the gas line milled out.They are also stripped to the raw aluminumn and ready for a custom paint job. Pic. is below $30.00 a set plus shipping.
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