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 Post subject: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 pm 
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Location: Hemingway, S.C. 29554
I have this cute little 20ga. SXS shotgun I bought cheap. It didn't take long to figure out why it was cheap. The hole for the pin that runs through the receiver & that holds the hammers was drilled to close to the side of frame & the frame is cracked on one side. This creates enough play for the barrel on that side to "miss fire". It could be an easy fix but maybe not. The metal at that spot needs to be filled in or reinforced & the hole redrilled. It is not a high stress area & maybe silver solderer would work. I don't know what kind of metal the receiver is made of but I think it is typical of Spanish guns of the 40's & 50's.
Function is the primary objective with beauty taking a back seat. I can do minor wood inletting myself. I am looking for a machinist/ gunsmith to do the work.




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 Post subject: Re: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:50 pm 
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Remanufacturing such a defective shotgun by a competent smith is likely to cost more than this "dog" is worth.
Sometimes it is better to cut your losses, and move on.


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 Post subject: Re: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 pm 
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Thank you but it doesn't need to be "REMANUFACTURED". The end of one pin needs to be secured. I would think it would be a minor job for a machinist/gunsmith.


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 Post subject: Re: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 pm 
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Welding up an action and installing hammer pins is not trivial work.


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 Post subject: Re: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:27 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:34 pm
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Look for a jeweler with a laser welder

I have laser welded up stuff in the past that was difficult to repair but the laser is amazing


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 Post subject: Re: Machine work
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 pm 
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Location: Hemingway, S.C. 29554
Thank you both. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$ but I think we have a communication problem. Maybe there is more involved than I am aware of but we are just talking about stabilizing the end of one pin. The laser welder seems like a good lead to investigate. I'll let the machine shop in town look at it. They may even have one. Thanks again!




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