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    Good point I think. Not much room for threads in...

    Good point I think. Not much room for threads in there anyway. i will drill the hole out to clean all around, give it a light weld chamfer, and press in an A36 plug. This section of the part drops...
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    Okay, I am on it. I'm gonna make up a screw from...

    Okay, I am on it. I'm gonna make up a screw from A36 mild, clean, drill and tap the spot, leave some screw sticking out, and have the kid TIG it. Thanx for the input, always better to ask the...
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    I like this idea. I have both tap and die in...

    I like this idea. I have both tap and die in #4-40. Would this also work with A36 hot rolled? I have access to all manner of shapes and sizes in this material.
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    Thank you trevj for your input. I have noticed...

    Thank you trevj for your input. I have noticed that while Brownells touts their 3 1/2 Nickle rod as being very friendly to blue, they do not to seem to say much about case-coloring it. I think your...
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    Thanks Illinoyance I was aware of this rod from...

    Thanks Illinoyance
    I was aware of this rod from Brownell's but thought it was an Oxy\Acc product. I guess filler should be filler though. I have my license on file with them from many moons ago, I...
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    Help Choosing TIG filler

    Hey all
    I am coming up on installing this trigger plate in my LC Smith Featherweight project. As you can see it has had it's side drilled a bit in a past life. The kid at work will TIG it, he is...
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    I have cut one square thread for an M1870...

    I have cut one square thread for an M1870 Trapdoor Springfield and picked up an M1903 and a Garand thread while rebarreling them. The tools I ground from HSS blanks. Not much different from other...
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    How will you be permanently joining the pieces? ...

    How will you be permanently joining the pieces? I have a similar project in the planning stages I am thinking 8620 and welding, then surface hardening the high wear surfaces.
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    Looks like you are doing some pretty nice work...

    Looks like you are doing some pretty nice work fitting up your lock. I will be doing a similar job(s) on my. current LC Smith project before long depending on what I wind up finding for lock parts. ...
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    Back on topic. . Today at work we built a shaft...

    Back on topic. . Today at work we built a shaft for an excavator track spring take up. We chose 1040 hydraulic rod, unplated, and made a head of the same material. I threaded one end 1 1/8 x 7 UNC,...
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    I have not. These guys are doing some phenomenal...

    I have not. These guys are doing some phenomenal work though I'll bet. I have never caught the double rifle bug, at least not yet. I am more of a combo gun guy, cape guns being some of my...
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    Checked out Bailey Bradshaw's build. That is...

    Checked out Bailey Bradshaw's build. That is really scratch building. His guns should rate right up there with Evans, Holland and Holland, and that ilk. Make mine up as a cape gun. British style,...
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    Thank you I will check it out. My gun will be a...

    Thank you I will check it out. My gun will be a field grade. I can put stuff together, but an engraver or artist I am not😌
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    Thank you I will check it out. My gun will be a...

    Thank you I will check it out. My gun will be a field gun an artist or engraver I am not
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    Good on you sir. I have a real penchant for...

    Good on you sir. I have a real penchant for those civil war carbines. I have a Maynard 2nd model in good condition, the trigger plate was broken. I fixtured it and had it TIGed, and was able to...
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    I have been operating engine lathes for most of...

    I have been operating engine lathes for most of my career, closing in on 40 years now. I have run lots of older American lathes, and most of the more recent imports in all sizes. Most places I have...
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    This whole project idea is something that just...

    This whole project idea is something that just came to me. No one has produced a solid reason why it should not work. Strength seems to be not an issue. Granted the idea is a bit unconventional. ...
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    You sir know your business and are accurate on...

    You sir know your business and are accurate on all counts. It is the tendency for 4140 to harden completely through that makes it tricky to weld. We avoid it at the shop in certain aps, like...
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    In response I would say that barrel assemblies,...

    In response I would say that barrel assemblies, not mono blocs, have been made in this way long before the turn of the 20th century. What differs is that they were hard soldered\brazed at the breech...
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    Well it is all about machine time. I am free at...

    Well it is all about machine time. I am free at work to machine stuff on my own time but I prefer to saw and file at home. I can get a surface close, take it to work and square it up there in a...
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    Okay, Off to work this morning. I will see what...

    Okay, Off to work this morning. I will see what my weld guys know about this 8018 C3. They have quite a variety of stick in their cabinet, we may have some. As for the TIG, we have a young man that...
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    Sounds like sound advice. We are set up for TIG...

    Sounds like sound advice. We are set up for TIG also. The reason I was leaning toward stick-I once worked with a fellow that welded all the weldments that I machined. He did some beautiful work...
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    Thanks so much for the input guys. You have...

    Thanks so much for the input guys. You have answered my main question, the one of mono block strength. I think I can now safely say that if the job is approached in a proper fashion, then weld...
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    Fabricate a monoblock

    Hi Everyone
    I am a new member as of this morning. I am a machinist 30+ year man and still learning. I am not much of a welder though. I work with a couple of youngsters that are welders with...
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