Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by gunNstuffer, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Does anyone know how to, or furnish me with a source, resoldering
    old double barrel shotgun barrels? Every gunsmith I've asked in our
    area says the same thing, "I tried it or did it once and will never try
    it again! Any help will be most appreciated
    David H. Pedersen
    1219 Baldwin Street
    Harlan, Iowa 51537
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007

  3. Thank you Josh I will give them a try. Josh is a good name. We have a son
    named Josh.
    Thanks again.
  4. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    I can contest to that. Unless you have the exact equipment needed to solder doubles together again, its a real pain in the butt. I've soldered ribs back on and that was enough for me
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Simmons used to do that work also. The problem is that the work requires both extreme care and proper equipment. A lot of time goes into making sure the barrels end up pointing in the same direction, not an easy task even with modern laser equipment.

    The result is that unless the shotgun is quite valuable, the cost of the work will far exceed the value of the gun. For the average old shotgun, Belgian import, Crescent product, hardware store brand, it is simply not worth the cost of resoldering.

    A Parker or a gun of that value, it would be a different story, but high quality guns usually don't come apart in the first place.

  6. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I just checked Simmons and I don't see that in their list of services. But to give you an idea, they will make a new barrel set for $1900, which is about 100 times what most of those old shotguns are worth.

  7. Thanks all of you for your comments and recommendations. You have been
    very helpful.