Re: resoldering old double barrels
I have resolderd old dbl shotgun barrels in the past. It is very time consuming and is not really worth the time or bother. But if you have to do it then I would suggest the method I was taught in school.
I always start with making a jig for both ends of the barrels to keep them inline.
Next start heating the top or botom of the barrels were there seems to be the most damage.(the weakest rib).
All this MUST be done while the barrels are lying half submerged in a pan of water . The water stops the complete seperation of the barrels so you don"t lose the barrel alighnments. After you have very carefully removed one rib, then clean out all the old rust deposits while this is still in the water bath. I use a chemical rust remover.Now I start to resolder the rib I just took off , while everthing is still in the water bath. Make sure that the rib you took out is as staight as possible and always start at one end and slowly work towards the opposite end. When finished, flip everything over and do the other side. And remember that everything is done while the barrels are in the water bath.
After this , its a job of doing the solder cleanup and other than a reblue your finished.
I do not suggest anyone tryng this method without doing a fair amount of practice on some old junk barrels first. This is a job that requires paitions and practice .
Last edited by grcsat; 04-07-2012 at 11:24 PM..
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