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anybody have experience with tig welding trunions to reciever?
thinking of grinding rivits flush and offsetting weld holes near or overlapping
rivits.any warpage or strength problems?any feedback is valued.
 

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Run that through a search, seems to me that has been discussed. However, I also remember shit that never happened, so ... The price of getting old. Good luck! Jack
 

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Old age is creaping up on us all ... I seem to have read the same thing some wheres and it even had pistures showing the lousy welds and poor penetration in the welding ... seems the whole receiver / rear trunion came apart when it was firing .... so in amswer to your question , yes they can be welded but you better be really sure of the quality of welding that's being done .... (ae; be sure all the parts are sparkily clean prior to welding)
 

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Very recently saw a pic of an AK that was assembled this way, and basically flew apart at the welds. NOT pretty and NOT something I could recommend. I think it was on AKFILES.COM but can't be sure since it is nearly 2:00 in the morning...
 

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oooohhh.... yucky... screw builds are easier and stronger. you would be welding dissimilar metals. The trunion steel is not the same as the receiver steel, and it just doesn't work well without knowing exactly how to do it. I, too have seen the pics of a weld-job, and all of the welds were cracked and porous... not a job for your wire feed flux-cored rig. maybe with proper prep and a TIG machine.
 

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Flux Core Wire is not very good for this application. I partial welded the AMD65 I built. The top rivet points on the front trunnion are welded the rest of the build has the screws.
 

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There is a guy here in Ohio that is a member of the board his name is Bocefus. I traded some rifles with him. He said he weled his home builds. Send him a PM as he is a friendly guy.
 
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