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      chutesnreloads
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      Last shot and fore end popped off with the screw and lug.Will soldering it back on work?

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      No, it would work for a little while, but it won’t last. You need to find a good welder, preferably someone who can tig weld.

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      Goodsteel
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      VANN is correct. That needs a TIG welder. I can take care of it for you if you cannot find anybody locally.

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      chutesnreloads
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      Knew y’all were going to tell me that…….I will ABSOLUTELY never buy another Handi now………I hope

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      VANN
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      Just from looking at the picture, it is hard to tell but that weld would not have taken any kind of a hard hit from the side. Be sure who ever welds it back on goes all the way around the lug, this will allow for a much stronger weld.

      A weld doesn’t need a big ugly bead to be strong, but it does need to protected from side load impacts.

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      I would take goodsteel up on his offer

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      chutesnreloads
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      Yeah…just from my small high school learning I could see that was a sorry excuse for a weld.

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      if you have a local ” tigger ” do it… i would locate the stud correctly by a couple drops of epoxy then quick put on the forearm and let the epoxy locate the stud … you have 10-20 minutes … let it cure than tell the welder not to move it .. use release agent except on glue spots ( j wax ) and check that you haven’t glued things together while the epoxy is still pliable … about 45 minutes after mixing … usually … keep checking your excess mix for pliability …

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      Goodsteel
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      Just in case you decide to have a gunsmith do it rather than a local tigger, here’s one I just did for a member:

      Here’s what it looks like after a trip through the hot tanks: No way is that coming off.

      Now, it’s really hard to take a picture down the bore, but hopefully you can see that there is no bubbling or warts on the inside of the barrel, meaning that I set the heat just right on the TIG welder so that I got good penetration, but not too much. Sorry about the picture. I tried.

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      chutesnreloads
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      Thanks Tim.Just the kick in the seat of the pants I needed.Got a couple smithing projects been wanting done.Just a matter of deciding exactly what I want done and what the priorities are.

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