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    Tumbler repair question

    Hello all,

    Forgive me if this is the wrong place for this question. I have a tumbler from a Palmetto Colt Revolving rifle that the half cock stop fractured off. Would I be able to silver solder a block of steel to the tumbler to reshape it? I can't find a replacement, and the missing piece is too low to just refile the stop. Thank all.

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    The silver solder process is too hot and will soften the tumbler to where it will wear out rapidly. TIG welding to build it up would be a better process but then after reshaping the tumbler would need to be rehardened to be usable.

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    I had a bad tumbler on a Burnside I bought years ago. I had a friend TIG weld it and then I re-cut the grooves on the tumbler with a file.

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