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how are ribs affixed

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Steve Fischer, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Steve Fischer

    Steve Fischer Member

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    Some are soft soldered. Some are brazed or silver soldered. Some have soldered posts but the rib just slides onto the dovetail cuts on the post and on the rib.
    Side by sides are usually soft soldered in place so if the barrels need bluing or if the rib comes loose the barrels must be rust blued and not blued in a hot tank like rifles and pistols, as the soft solder is not compatible with the chemicals in the hot tank bluing bath and will fail.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    cartilage...
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    Some like the Ljutic One Touch were Epoxyed on but failed shortly and then had to be silver soldered on to make a good repair, Bad system from the get go.


    Gary Bryant
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  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    The rib on my ST-100 is held on by one spring steel roll pin near the breach. It attaches to the front of the barrels with a hanger and slides in 3 soldered dovetails....and that's it. Simple and very easy to fix should the roll pin ever shatter.

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  5. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    It's my BT99 - the rib has just a slight side to side wiggle from muzzle back to the first post - the rib moves, not the post.