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Welding a receiver ring
May 17th, 2019 at 6:29pm
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Saw a Highwall that someone cut a slot in top of receiver ring with a hacksaw. Can it be welded? Think it is a small shank action. Originally a 32 WCF.
  
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Reply #1 - May 17th, 2019 at 7:56pm
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It can be welded by someone that knows what they are doing. Chasing the threads might be a bit of fun.
  

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Reply #2 - May 17th, 2019 at 8:06pm
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Does not go all the way through, just a groove.
  
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Reply #3 - May 17th, 2019 at 8:11pm
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Reply #4 - May 18th, 2019 at 2:42pm
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You could try contacting this fellow ...

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Reply #5 - May 18th, 2019 at 4:57pm
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Why would someone feel compelled to cut a receiver like that?
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Reply #6 - May 18th, 2019 at 5:14pm
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His zodiac sign is the VILLAGE IDIOT.
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Reply #7 - May 18th, 2019 at 7:13pm
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Flatlander wrote on May 18th, 2019 at 4:57pm:
Why would someone feel compelled to cut a receiver like that?
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Reply #8 - May 18th, 2019 at 10:01pm
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Blade for front sight is gone and leaf from rear sight is gone.
  
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Reply #9 - May 19th, 2019 at 8:39pm
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Tig weld will work but the threads will be tighter after welding. All weld shrink. I have built up several BP rollers to do the octagon top and the original barrel will not screw in after welding. Good thing I'm installing a new barrel and cut the threads to fit.
  

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Reply #10 - May 20th, 2019 at 10:24am
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Pretty good cut if just using a hacksaw. It does make one wonder why as it does appear to be pretty well centered, straight and to equal depth unlike most hacksaw jobs. What type of front and rear sights are on the rifle might they give a clue to why. Doesn't appear to be doing any real harm and if not I would probably leave it be as is.
  
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Re: Welding a receiver ring
Reply #11 - May 20th, 2019 at 4:41pm
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If the depth of the cut is not excessive to the point that the receiver ring has been weakened, an inlay of gold, silver, platinum, etc to fill the cut might be an option... kind of along the rear sight leaf inlays WRA offered for some of their rear dovetail sights.
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Re: Welding a receiver ring
Reply #12 - May 21st, 2019 at 8:00am
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tight threads after welding is common, sometimes this also happens after a color case job. i usually then lap the barrel threads back into the receiver. if you put a threaded insert in place before welding or color case sometimes that is hard to remove due to the distortion.
  
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Reply #13 - May 25th, 2019 at 8:16am
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How about laser welding?  Just a thought.
  

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Reply #14 - May 31st, 2019 at 12:26pm
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Bought it and received today. Very interesting. !2xx serial number. Barrel measurements do not match standard numbers, 1.027 at action and .784 at muzzle. No number on bottom of front of forearm. Cal 32 WCF. Breech block has horizontal firing pin retaining pin not screw from top. Hammer is slotted for fly and trigger has a hole for SST adjusting screw and looks to be milled out in front for SST sear. Hammer has a set screw hole for solid pin hammer pin but has standard split pin in it. Have not yet disassembled to see exactly what I have. Slot in receiver only 1/64 deep  and can easily be welded up. Octagon top action. Octagon barrel 28 in long.  Paneled sides.
  
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