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Welding a slide 120v MIG...RESULTS!

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I've often wondered about ways to remove rear cocking serrations so that they can be re-cut....but they've never involved MIG welding. The guy who did this though....he let his curiosity get the best of him. Just beautimous...

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Seems like that kind of heat would be bad for the slide but I'm no gunsmith.
Wow….that’s a lot of heat that got put into that slide
Weld up that series 80 hole too
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"Don't spare the horses !"......or " Let's get it on !" :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
Oh that's disturbing
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I hate dees rear sarations, yu know wat, hold ma beer.
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I think I'd just buy a new slide with no serrations... :oops:
That's why you either use a TIG Welder, or take it to a shop that has a Laser Weld. Mig welding is for monkeys, I've got 36yrs. in the welding field, I've welded everything from High Pressure Natural Gas Pipelines, to High Pressure Steam Lines, and a few exotic metals, 90% Chrome, Titanium, Inkinel ect... who ever did that needs to go back and learn what to do, rather than what not to do. Good luck on fixing that slide.
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This is the poster child for the idea that just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do something. Holy cow...
I did see that slide for sale. I can't imagine destroying a slide like that. Not even a good paper weight IMHO. If you try to make something out of it keep us posted. I was looking for a cheep slide cause I have a unusable frame and I want to make a tap handle. I think that slide may be permanitly out of service:)
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