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Old 04-02-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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I have this old Winchester 1886 that, either through age and/or abuse the top tang has been broke off. Obviously, she needs some TLC. I'm confident that I can cut and form out a new tang piece, but I need someone who can TIG weld the piece on for me...then I can send it in to be re-heat treated to be sure everything's up to specs. Can anyone recommend a qualified gunsmith that does this kind of work?



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Old 04-02-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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Ya me pics would be nice. As would where you are located.

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Lebeau, Wendell Davidson at Davidson Gun on the south side of tracks in Rawlins used do gunsmithing. He has been around there for some 40 years that I know of.

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Don't have to be a gunsmith just a local welder could do it for you. No need to heat treat after the weld unless he's a very poor welder.

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Thanks guys...Durangokid, as a matter a fact, I do know Wendell Davidson. I'll give him a call and discuss the project with him. I was given another individual's name and didn't think of Mr. Davidson right off. You can see from the pics that the tang broke off basically flush with the reciever. I taped the end of the reciever to give myself a visual reference.

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If Windell Davidson can not help I can give you the name of a good Smith in Evanston, Wyoming and one in SLC, Ut.



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