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MrMephistoX 09-14-2021 10:01 AM

PS90 TiG Welding? / Riflegear Faux silencer
 
Does anyone know TiG welders in the Bay Area?


I was looking at the Riflegear faux silencer for the PS90 and understand it needs to be pinned/welded but since the part is aluminum and the PS90 barrel is steel I was told if would need to be welded using TiG.

Any other options?

fmunk 09-14-2021 10:22 AM

Ask your local gunsmith. Or crack open the yellow pages and ask around.

Oldmandan 09-14-2021 11:28 AM

The faux silencer isn’t going to be welded to the barrel. So the dissimilar metals don’t matter in your case.

You would use an aluminum pin for the faux silencer in this instance. You can weld aluminum with either mig, tig or braze it

fmunk 09-14-2021 12:34 PM

Also, Rifle Gear has done this many many times. You might want to just send yours to them and have them handle it from start to finish.

kelvin232 09-14-2021 12:43 PM

Get steel pin (screw) and steel muzzle device. They weld to each other fine.

baih777 09-14-2021 1:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrMephistoX (Post 26160036)
Does anyone know TiG welders in the Bay Area?


I was looking at the Riflegear faux silencer for the PS90 and understand it needs to be pinned/welded but since the part is aluminum and the PS90 barrel is steel I was told if would need to be welded using TiG.

Any other options?

You cant weld.aluminum to steel. Most likely a pin as mentioned above.

MrMephistoX 09-14-2021 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmunk (Post 26160502)
Also, Rifle Gear has done this many many times. You might want to just send yours to them and have them handle it from start to finish.

Yeah I emailed and asked if they could do it when I bought the faux silencer they said no. I offered to mail the barrel too. Is there only one branch that will do it?

1919_4_ME 09-14-2021 8:56 PM

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jimbo74 09-14-2021 9:24 PM

what about randall?

kelvin232 09-14-2021 9:55 PM

FYI, the riflegear aluminum one looks brazed on (brazed over pin/screw holes) with aluminum brazing rod. I just un-effed a riflegear one. Don't need a Welder to do what they did. Just a propane torch and 4 screws (drill, tap, braze, paint)

MrMephistoX 09-14-2021 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo74 (Post 26162326)
what about randall?

DM sent to @ar15barrels thanks for the tip he sounds great based on post history:

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/....php?t=1643519

EDIT: DOH he’s in SoCal. Back to the drawing board since the barrel is basically the firearm on a PS90.

MrMephistoX 09-14-2021 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kelvin232 (Post 26162401)
FYI, the riflegear aluminum one looks brazed on (brazed over pin/screw holes) with aluminum brazing rod. I just un-effed a riflegear one. Don't need a Welder to do what they did. Just a propane torch and 4 screws (drill, tap, braze, paint)

Thanks if you’re in Norcal I’d happily pay you to do that to mine if you’re open to it?

MrMephistoX 09-15-2021 10:44 AM

Just bumping for the day crowd. Looking for gun smiths in the Bay Area you’d recommend who do this type of work.


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