thread protector - 315 area

Discussion in 'Long Guns - Rifles & Shotguns' started by Loworange88, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Loworange88

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    Hey everyone. Is there anyone in the Syracuse area that can permanently fix a thread protector on a barrel for a reasonable price? I'm not sure of the correct process, ie: pin and spot weld, spot weld only, silver solder, or some sort of chemical bond...

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eddie Gunks

    Eddie Gunks .308 Win NYGF Vendor Monthly Shot Winner

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    Locktite
    Jb weld?
     
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  3. kev74

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    Silver solder + mapp gas torch. You can do it yourself cheaper than paying someone else.
     
  4. Loworange88

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    Yes one of those...again, not sure the correct method.
     
  5. Loworange88

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    I thought of attempting this....will the heat from the MAP gas ruin the bluing on the thread protector?
     
  6. kev74

    kev74 .338 Win Mag

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    Not unless you go crazy with the heat.

    I used a silver solder / flux paste that comes in a tube. Clean the blue from the threads, put on a little of the paste, assemble, then heat until you see the solder melt and flow a bit.
     
  7. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Thread it on and be done with it? Ianal but I doubt anyone is gonna check if it's not something potential nfa material.
     
  8. Acer-m14

    Acer-m14 .338 Win Mag

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    locktite and snug it up ... they can't use tools to undo it .. if it don't come off by hands .. it's fixed .. FUAC ..

    PS .. or just bugger up the threads .. if it can't screw on good to go .. LOL .. @Bullet Guy
     
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  9. Robin

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    There are some silver based solders that will liquify at around 450 deg's F., But if Acer is right, that's the way I would go.
    Robin
     
  10. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Blue loctite should do it. If needed its bond can be broken without applying heat. I don't recommend applying heat to the barrel if it can be avoided.
    NO WELDING!!!!
     
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  11. Twogunwilly

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    Very simple process, actually written on the labels.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't an FFL be required to work on somebody's gun?

    Man this could be an awesome way to jam up a helpful gun owner just trying to help a stranger on the interwebz :idk:
     
  12. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    No, anybody can work on anyone's gun. However you can't take possession of it. So I can't have @Loworange88 ship me his gun to throw a thread protector on it. That would require an FFL. But if he drove down to me and I did it with him standing next to me, that's all gtg.
     
  13. spat

    spat .308 Win

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    Pretty sure you can't take any money or other compensation either.
     
  14. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I believe it isn't an issue. As long as you're not doing it as a business. Similar to selling your home built ars
     
  15. Robin

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    I'll fix yer gun for a couple beer's, fugum!
    Robin
     
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  16. kev74

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    #me too!
     
  17. Willjr75

    Willjr75 .450/400 Nitro Ex U.S. Military

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  18. Twogunwilly

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  19. kev74

    kev74 .338 Win Mag

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    You don't happen to have a similar letter from the NY State Police, the agency with jurisdiction over the matter at hand, do you? :rolleyes:

    :beer:
     
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  20. Willjr75

    Willjr75 .450/400 Nitro Ex U.S. Military

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    Nope. But why go against ATF regs? Laziness? Is 30 bucks saved worth it?
     
  21. kev74

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    It can't hurt, but it might not help.

    Reasons not to follow a 20 year old ATF letter...its not doable in a home shop unless you've got a tig welder and know how to use it, high temp solder at 1,100°+ is going to mess with barrel strength and finish, and nobody knows if those mods are going to be kosher for unSafe law compliance.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  22. Willjr75

    Willjr75 .450/400 Nitro Ex U.S. Military

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    Those regs still apply to barrel length so it's still relevant. They even have them in their codes.

    As far as not having the tools, one either buys the tools to do the job properly or he sends it away for a Smith to do it if he wants a leg to stand on. That's how I see it. Especially when your freedom is on the line. But one can do what he wants. He can also have a 15.5 inch barrel. He'll just have to answer for it in the off chance he's ever caught and a DA has a bug up his or her ass. That'll cost time and money. Much more than 30 bucks to send it away.

    I understand NY doesn't have regs on how to do it but the ATF does. (Especially for barrel length) In the event anyone finds themselves in court, one can say they followed ATF regulations on how to do the job properly. One cannot say the same with blue or red Loctite.

    I'd much rather steer the OP to do it the way any professional Smith worth his salt would do it rather than telling him to just use glue and not worry about it.
     
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  23. Mosinitis

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    Use blue loctite, don't buy into paranoia. I wouldn't let anyone weld anything to the barrel.
     
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  24. Loworange88

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I had it pinned and welded down at Boltworks in Dryden. Done!
     
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