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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Brazing Question for Project. Reply with quote

Hey guys quick question.
I'm working on a rifle project Morphing a D-boys stock with S&T 1903 Internals.
I'm at the point that I'm trying to create a straight bolt handle by cutting a bent one and connecting back to its body. I never learnt how to weld but I do know how to braze.
Is it possible to braze the two pieces together (metal to metal) making a good bond?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you what material the two pieces are made of?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metal to metal.
It's the bolt handle arm to body
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

metal is not metal

if its straight up steal or crappy pot metal the results will not be the same
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baker is correct. Which joining method is best is dependent on the type of material. Brazing works for some metals, others not so much. If it's steel, welding would be best, given that that joint between the bolt handle and the bolt experiences a fair bit of stress during normal use. If it's pot metal, no idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi , I would guess it's cheap pot metal being that it's made in China no?
It's the bolt handle off of an S&T 1903 Springfield.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more then likly its cheap pot metal...you might be better off with JB Weld
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baker wrote:
more then likly its cheap pot metal...you might be better off with JB Weld


I doubt that JB weld would be able to hold up to the stress of racking the bolt.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Figured it out! Reply with quote

Thanks Everybody, it turns out its a stainless steel bolt.
However I've solved the problem by finding out that PPS makes a Chinese Type 24 Chiang Kai Shek rifle. " Chinese Mauser"
And it has a straight bolt!
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