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Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
I have a crack in the peice of the receiver under the hammer. I silver soldered it but I want to know if that is an acceptable fix or if it is scrap. Thanks

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,502 Senior Member
    Justsomedude is a very talented gunsmith.  Hopefully he’ll be along shortly.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    BTW, its a post 64 model 94
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,876 Senior Member
    I'm not a gunsmith (don't even recognize the part), but I'm a machinest and silver-soldered joints flex "a bit" under pressure. That's why silver solder is the go-to for soldered joints in copper water pipe. It flexes under temp extremes without cracking, but how it performs under brute-force trauma is an answer I don't have.

    Gunsmith....that's all I've got.

    TennMike and BigAl would also be good for an answer.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    It is a high silver content solder 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,861 Senior Member
    I'm not a gunsmith (don't even recognize the part), but I'm a machinest and silver-soldered joints flex "a bit" under pressure. That's why silver solder is the go-to for soldered joints in copper water pipe. It flexes under temp extremes without cracking, but how it performs under brute-force trauma is an answer I don't have.

    Gunsmith....that's all I've got.

    TennMike and BigAl would also be good for an answer.

    Mike
    This is why the ribs on double guns were silver soldered on.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    I'm hoping this is going to be a valid fix but if I get professional or experienced opinions that say not I guess I will have to find another receiver and learn to rebarrel. Not the end of the world but wanted to keep it as much original as possible.  
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,502 Senior Member
    Why not just have it welded?
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    It's a post 64 so it's going to be a difficult weld.  I have found that the silver nickel rod I've been using is very strong. I soldered an upper tang on another model 94 with some keystock as a support underneath it and it is super strong. I am hoping for this to the case on this fix as well.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Maybe a better question would be what would be a valid test of the fix
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Here are pictures of the repair
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