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    Bubba's 1894s: Still Another Surprise

    A few years ago, I bought Bubba's 44 mag 1894.

    I could only load two shells into the magazine. Turned out he had dis-assembled the magazine tube and didn't get it back into the receiver recess when he put it back together. And he messed up the mag hanger, which he reattached with epoxy. Had to replace the elevator, too. And he scratched his name on several of the internal parts. Fortunately they don't show. And it shoots well. If you want, you can read about it here.
    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1...a-s-1894s.html

    And https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1...eding-jam.html

    Well the other day, I noticed the front sight was loose. Really Can you guess? Right, he took off the front sight, and stripped the screw holes in the barrel. One is totally stripped, and the other has maybe one thread holding.

    Any suggestions for fixing this myself? Will red locktite hold it? I can get it snug with the one screw.
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    Drill and tap the holes over sized to the next thread size.

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    Weyel...yous can rap sum eelektricul tape round it reeel tyt then cut a slit in it were the top of the site is!
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    I think Loktite Black Max would be preferable to red for this application.




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    Meh! Just past a bead from that wielder hiding in your shop! Done!

    As gunscrewguy said drill next larger and tap.

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    Silver solder the ramp on with Brownell's lo-temp silver solder. If you're careful you won't even mess up the blue. I had to do it to my forend tenon that a Remlin assembly monkey had screwed up. The dovetail was cut wrong, and I couldn't save it by filing. Lo-temp solder saved the day, didn't even mar the barrel blue.
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    Me, since its already been messed with that much I'd put a 1:20" twist barrel on it and call it a masterpiece.
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    Hope you did not pay a whole lot for that rifle, sounds like it was a 7th grade shop project.

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    I'm not sure what the thread size/pitch is, but it seems to me that brownell's used to sell "oversized" screws for just such occurances--but maybe those were only for scope mount screws. The other thought would be to try a Loc-Tite thread repair kit. I've used it on some non-critical automotive applications, and found it works pretty well.
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    The simplest way out is low temp silver solder, if ramp is steel. Take jewlers file and make a couple passes to rough up surface under ramp, emery the ramp. Degrease both. flux ramp and tin with the silver solder. Then using screws to line up ramp use torch on ramp.
    It just takes a few seconds to do the job. I've done this on several rifles with sucess. The only application of Low Temp Siver Solder that failed on me was a ramp I soldered on an A5 Brn shotgun. I realized right off it didn't work out when the ramp took me between the eyes on 3rd shot. On rigid barrels it works fine. Prep is 99% of soldering, make sure everything is bare and degreased or you are wasting your time.
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