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Winchester 54 tapped rear bridge...?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cartod, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. cartod

    cartod member

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    I have an old winchester model 54 that has had 1 hole drilled and tapped in the rear bridge. My question is; does anyone know if this tapped hole can be pluged and welded to bring it back to original. this is not a gun I want to sell but one I want to keep and have like it was when it was made. Thanks.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I would suggest just putting a plug screw in the hole.

    Welding will ruin the finish.
    And a refinish job will not come close to matching the orginial bluing unless Doug Turnbull does it.

    IMO: The refinish would be much more distracting then a plug screw.

    rc
     
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