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Old 10-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #21
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be sure to remove the barrel and any part you dont want spatter on. you get the spatter from bits of flying molten steel you dont get em off without a file or grinder. get one in the chamber and the barrel is completely toast.

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be sure to remove the barrel and any part you dont want spatter on. you get the spatter from bits of flying molten steel you dont get em off without a file or grinder. get one in the chamber and the barrel is completely toast.
Good advice. I will either spin it off or plug it tight.....it's at least 45 mi. one way to get to a barrel wrench. It'd be the same gunsmith, probably. He's closest.
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The advice from kpatricn is right on. This is how you weld without creating a large heat affected zone. It is tedious, but you have to do it only once. And with TIG there is no weld spatter. Many little welds over a period of time can do the job well.

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It can definitely be done by a good tig welder. I used to be able to weld 2 pieces of aluminum foil together, but my eyes are older and my hand isn't as steady as it was then. You turn the heat down and use a smaller filler wire. It can be done but it won't be easy. If done carefully, Heat treating won't be necessary because only the surface will get hot and the bulk of the metal will cool the weld quickly if done a little at a time. You might find someone that does mold repair can do the job. Consider JB Weld?

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Thanks much. I thought of JB Weld,too, actually, but I think that over time the brass would eat into it or chip it.... This rifle uses belted magnum cases and the area that was ground is just above where the belt is pushed up by the spring - and then slides forward as the bolt forces it to the chamber.

Welding foil....wow. I'm a hack welder but still have some idea how difficult that would be. Way over my head.

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Thanks much. I thought of JB Weld,too, actually, but I think that over time the brass would eat into it or chip it.... This rifle uses belted magnum cases and the area that was ground is just above where the belt is pushed up by the spring - and then slides forward as the bolt forces it to the chamber.

Welding foil....wow. I'm a hack welder but still have some idea how difficult that would be. Way over my head.
Welding two pieces of aluminum foil is delicate but not that challenging to a skilled welder. I would be impressed to see somebody weld a piece if foil to an engine block or some other huge heat sink.

In high school I watched a guy weld a razor blade to an anvil. This wasn't one of those heavy gauge razor blades either, but one of those old school double-edged shaving razors. That was impressive.
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Welding two pieces of aluminum foil is delicate but not that challenging to a skilled welder. I would be impressed to see somebody weld a piece if foil to an engine block or some other huge heat sink.

In high school I watched a guy weld a razor blade to an anvil. This wasn't one of those heavy gauge razor blades either, but one of those old school double-edged shaving razors. That was impressive.
IT's kind of like welding plastic bags together with a hot piece of wire, fast and steady. Not as hard as it sounds once you get the feel. Easy to mess up. It tends to distort easily. small tungsten, and low settings, no filler, move fast. Try it, you can do it. I didn't believe it till I saw it as a demonstration of Miller Machines on heavy gauge kitchen foil.
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IT's kind of like welding plastic bags together with a hot piece of wire, fast and steady. Not as hard as it sounds once you get the feel. Easy to mess up. It tends to distort easily. small tungsten, and low settings, no filler, move fast. Try it, you can do it. I didn't believe it till I saw it as a demonstration of Miller Machines on heavy gauge kitchen foil.
Yeah, me too, but welding a very light piece of material to a very heavy piece? That takes skill!
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Default Anti splatter................

When ever you're welding and want to avoid all that splatter, cover the area to be welded, paint the area around it with high temp flat black paint. The bb's will roll right off and not stick..........

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