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Old 09-17-2018, 08:18 PM
GuapoPogi GuapoPogi is offline
 
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Default Demilled bolt. Can it be safely reactivated?

I just purchased a demilled bolt on ebay because it was the correct drawing number and heat lot gor my 1944 SA. It was about $15 so I am not worried about it being a waste of money but I am currious to know if it is safe to reactivate it. From the auction description and pictures, the only thing done to it was to weld the firing hole in the face shut.

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:32 PM
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One word............NO
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:39 PM
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Not as a argument but why? I have no knowledge about this stuff so I would be interested to know what has rendered it permanently unsafe. Iíve never even given thought to trying to reactivate a bolt before.

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:42 PM
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It is thought that the demil process of welding weakened the integrity of the heat treating process. Really not worth the risk in my opinion.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:50 PM
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Thats what I figured but I know zip about metal work so it seemed like asking would be a good idea. Is it possible to re-heat treat it?

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:09 PM
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Thats what I figured but I know zip about metal work so it seemed like asking would be a good idea. Is it possible to re-heat treat it?

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The bolt is the part in front of your eye. It holds back the flaming stuff in the barrel, which is at what, 55,000 PSI?

The bolt was welded. To keep people from using it.
Consider it a pretty paperweight and buy a better bolt.

Unless the risk versus rewards math works for you; in which case dremel and drill away.

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:48 PM
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Not what I wanted to hear but I guess I will abandon the idea of reactivating it. Thanks for the replies.

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:51 PM
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The heat treating of the bolt would certainly be compromised as a consequence of the welding. The integrity of the bolt under firing stress would not be worth the risk of a failure. Unless you are dealing with a very rare bolt, you would be better served to simply use this bolt for a paper weight and purchase a good bolt for actual use. Replacing a damaged receiver due to a bolt failure would be far more expensive than buying a correct bolt, not to mention you would seriously hazard personal injury. There is no good way to have such a thing happen. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:09 AM
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Bolts are relatively cheap and plentiful for 1944 SA - I can’t really think of any particular variant that’s rare or prohibitively expensive. Just not worth the risk.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:23 AM
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As a secondary concern, I would also think removing the weld would alter the face and impact firing pin protrusion?
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