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Looking for someone to weld a bolt

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Gunnerboy, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    Got a old marlin model 80 that someone broke off the bolt handle..... made a new handle just need it welded on, so anyone willing to help? Im in the longview area of washington. Thanks
     
  2. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Bolt handles are silver soldered in most cases, not welded.
     
  3. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    well this one needs welded..... like i said its broke about right at the bend, but thank you for the information.
     
  4. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Delta Gun Shop, Colville, WA

    From their web page:

     
  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang - how do you go about breaking the handle off of the bolt? I hope you fabricated the new bolt handle out of similar metal so it will weld well... mix and match welding can be problematic. I'd take a look at it but haven't gotten my garage wired for the welder yet.
     
  6. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    well the bolt was broken off by the disgruntled father in law, and he left the rifle as a project on his bench for the last 7 or 8 years, and i decided to fix it being he gave up, and i got a similar steel for the bolt handle as far as i am able to tell.
     
  7. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Sounds like you want to weld the new bolt handle piece you fabricated to what is left of the old bolt handle. Might be hard to do without melting the silver solder that bonds the old bolt handle to the bolt. Find a welder with TIG equipment and heat sinks he can apply.
     
  8. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am shocked and surprised JB Weld has not been offered as a repair option. All the internet commando/welders recommend it.
    Warning: This statement is for entertainment purposes only. Please do not try this at home.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  9. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    well i got it taken care of , just ended up drilling and threading and applying locktite, but thank you for the replies.
     
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  10. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the recommended method for Mosin-Nagants?:laugh::cool::thumbup:
     
  11. Gunnerboy

    Gunnerboy Cowlitz County Active Member

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    well i ended up drilling out the rest of the bolt handle hollow, than milled down the handle to fit that hole than threaded both made a tight fit and put some locktite, feels rock solid and should be good enough for a .22 rifle.
     
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