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.22-5-40
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Sweating on Ramp Front?
Dec 12th, 2012 at 9:53pm
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Hello, everyone.  I know heat can damage blueing..but is it possible to soft solder a front ramp on an already rust-blued barrel without hurting blueing?  Thanks!
  
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Re: Sweating on Ramp Front?
Reply #1 - Dec 12th, 2012 at 10:44pm
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Opinion: Not likely, maybe someone can do it. Even sweating with 60-40 would require about 500 degrees which would discolor. Seem to remember a low temperature solder called Tix that might work but never used it.
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Reply #2 - Dec 13th, 2012 at 7:10am
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  Hi   22/5/40

   These are not mutually exclusive  concepts.  Take the blue at the muzzle down to the white, solder the ramp on after locating, and re-blue using Brownell's cold blue as is indicated.

Life is not perfect, neither will your front sight be, but it will serve it's intended purpose.  The end result will help you be a more accurate marksman.

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Reply #3 - Dec 13th, 2012 at 7:14am
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a front ramp on an already rust-blued barrel without hurting blueing?  Thanks!


   Actually, the blueing won't feel a thing.

      CMM
  
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Re: Sweating on Ramp Front?
Reply #4 - Dec 13th, 2012 at 8:50am
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The flux is a bigger problem than the solder. if the flux runs it will take off the bluing. Epoxy may be a better solution than soft solder for this application.

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Re: Sweating on Ramp Front?
Reply #5 - Dec 13th, 2012 at 9:06am
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Try some 380 Loctite on that front sight, you won't be able to knock it off with a hammer.   ledball
  
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