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November 22, 2000, 18:10
Will silver solder hold a muzzle brake on a non-threaded barrel or does more work need to be done? Just got my first FAL today.
November 22, 2000, 22:07
The silver solder used to attach a muzzle brake must be "High Temp Silver Solder". This has a higher melting point and requires MAPP gas to install. It can be purchased from companies such as Brownells in several forms including paste and tape. To answer your question...YES, as long as it has the specified melting point. -FLC
November 24, 2000, 09:17
Actually, with no threads, it does not need to be >1100 deg. solder. In which case I don't know what solder you intend to use, but most should be strong enough. (I'd say don't use the hi-temp stuff unless you plan on it being a very near permanent installation.
November 24, 2000, 12:05
The high temp silver solder is required for legality purposes in certain cases. In addition the barrel can get VERY, VERY hot and in some cases cause a lower temp solder to soften. Just something to consider. -FLC
November 24, 2000, 19:14
usually better to cut grooves in the barrel or brake so the solder has someplace to stick. With a tight fit between barrel and brake, sliding the brake on may squeeze the solder out of the way. When using silvaloy on Remington 870 front rifle sights, I machine a groove under the sight and place the solder in this groove, with some tiny capilaries cut so the solder has plenty of room to flow.
edited for fat-fingered ty7p0ing!
[ September 09, 2001: Message edited by: gunplumber ]
September 09, 2001, 14:42
Just make sure everything is very clean before you solder. If you lose a brake it will go about 30 yds. Ask me how I know ;)
September 09, 2001, 18:35
Originally posted by gunplumber:
<STRONG>usually better to cut grooves in the barrel or brake so the solder has someplace to stick. With a tight fit between barrel and brake, sliding the brake on may squeegee the solder out of the way. When using silvaloy on Remington 870 front rifle sights, I machine a gruve under the sight and place the solder in this groovbe, with sime tiny capilaries cut so the solder has plenty of room to flow.
That grofvy post is NOT mine! I do not know who stole his handle ider....
Maybe Mark`s daughter is posting when dady don`t look... :p ....LOL
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