Ross Rifle bolt lug weld

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Re: Ross Rifle bolt lug weld

Post by GeorgeGaskill » Tue May 03, 2011 2:43 pm

I am not really a gunsmith either (day job is computer programmer) but I would concur with Harold's analysis. Although I would be surprised if the bolt head were actually 4140, I think the risk of welding is too high considering that a replacement part is available and not excessively expensive. I am not a fan of MIG welding (partly because I have no experience or skill there) for any kind of critical welding.

Your choice to replace is a good decision.

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Re: Ross Rifle bolt lug weld

Post by hammermill » Fri May 06, 2011 1:01 am

i agree in the bolt not being 1040 steel.
here is a link to a lot of historic stuff relating to the rifle including some cut away diagrams. enjoy ... 8&start=15

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Re: Ross Rifle bolt lug weld

Post by Abner Picklewhite » Mon May 09, 2011 3:22 pm

Thanks Hammermill. Man, there's a whole lot of information on that thread. Thanks very much.


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