Solder/Braze/Weld mosin bolt handle?
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:04 AM
Any advice on how to go about this? I don't have a welder or any torches or anything, but I'm thinking of buying an O/A torch since I have to replace my water heater soon anyway. Thanks!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:16 PM
Put a heat sink on the bolt head area so you don't anneal it.
luckily, on the mosin, the bolt head is a separate piece, the bolt is in 3 sections with the bolt handle being on a sleeve, although I have read to take care not to overheat the ramp area.
I've read that it's not good to weld stainless with an O/A torch, but have seen several people do it. Would silver soldering or brazing be a better approach? Like I said, it's mostly cosmetic, but any added strength would be a bonus.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:40 PM
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