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Old October 8, 2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone welded a Pietta barrel?

I want to shorten a 1860 barrel and plug the slot and ram hole under the barrel. I know plugging the holes has been done. I'm not sire if I would distort the barrel welding on it. I make my own ejectors and would like to mount it on a smooth barrel.
Thanks for any input you may have.
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Old October 8, 2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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You should be able to TIG it a little at a time to keep the heat down.
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Old October 8, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Sold my tig when I moved to NC, Really miss it. I'm sure some one has a clever way of doing this with out welding.
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Old October 8, 2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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If you weld the barrel, it will get a tight spot and will never be accurate. If you want to plug the ram hole, make a plug that fits it and silver solder it in place.
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Old October 9, 2013, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your input. I will plug it. I don't want to see a solder line when I blue it, I may have no other choice. Love to tinker with these guns
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Old October 9, 2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Just make the plug a tight press fit and polish it down with the barrel before bluing. Done right, the seam will be almost invisible. You won't need welding or solder.

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Old October 9, 2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Yes, James K I have decided to do exactly that.
I tend to make things more complicated then necessary and need you guys to pull me back down to earth.lol
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Old October 10, 2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Brownells Silver Solder black will cover up a solder line nicely.
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Old October 10, 2013, 06:34 PM   #9
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Thank you I did not know that.
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