Author Topic: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld  (Read 1093 times)

Offline DJ

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 379
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 7
Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« on: September 23, 2022, 08:20:50 PM »
I can cut metal, but I never learned to weld.  Can't solder worth a darn, either.  But I've got a broken sight that needs fixin'.

This is off an M1860 Dreyse Fusilier Rifle.  It's marked for a naval organization, which might explain the pitting.  As you can see, one of the little legs at the base has broken off.  I tried (repeatedly) to silver solder it, but it just keeps breaking.  Looking at the other, intact leg, it's surprising they didn't all break off.  Anyway, it looks like a micro-weld job, and I don't do welding.

If anyone has recommendations for how or where I can get this repaired, I would be interested.  Since the sight is about irreplaceable, I'm looking for a very reliable outfit.

--DJ

Offline Major 2

  • "Still running against the wind"
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 15786
  • NCOWS #: 3032
  • GAF #: 785
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 407
Re: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2022, 03:14:36 AM »
I would venture TIG welding, perhaps an Auto Machine shop
when planets align...do the deal !

Offline RMW66

  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2022, 08:37:21 AM »
http://piscogunsmithing.com/
Get ahold of Ken , he welds gun parts all the time

Advertising

  • Guest
Re: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« Reply #3 on: Today at 01:04:30 PM »

Offline River City John

  • NCOWS Senator
  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 4400
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Covert
  • NCOWS #: L-146
  • GAF #: 275
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 454
Re: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2022, 08:39:36 AM »
 ;) I don't even think I would trust it to good ol' JB Weld.
"I was born by the river in a little tent, and just like the river I've been running ever since." - Sam Cooke
"He who will not look backward with reverence, will not look forward with hope." - Edmund Burke
". . .freedom is not everything or the only thing, perhaps we will put that discovery behind us and comprehend, before it's too late, that without freedom all else is nothing."- G. Warren Nutter
NCOWS #L146
GAF #275

Offline kendudley

  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 24
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Need to fix it, but I can't solder, and I can't weld
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 12:22:29 PM »
I swear my silver solder wire, comes with flux and Ace stores carry it.  about $15,
    I use MAP gas and that is enough heat to get a braze strong as a weld. 
  I used it for the broken hinge on a 41 Rem double derringer, and it's held for years.   Invisible too. 
      Ken

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2023 CAScity.com