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Gun repair?

I have a Savage 270 that my dad bought that he used for 1 season then it became my go to rifle.Well when he bought it he didn't put any see-thru sights on the scope mounts.So i took off the iron sights and filled the holes on the front sight,well i was much younger then and didn't have much of a clue as the proper way to fill the holes so i used JB Weld in the holes.Well they kinda look like crap and was wondering how i might go about getting them to look better or is this something a gunsmith should do?And if i go this route how much would it cost to repair this?Thanks for you time.Rich

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Re: Gun repair?

I'd try to get a jewelers screwdriver in there and break out the JB weld. I'd clean the threads up and install screws into the holes like should have been done from the beginning.
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Re: Gun repair?

Thanks but like i said young and stupid mistake on my part.

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Re: Gun repair?

Try googling any solvents that break down JB weld. Could let it soak in that and see if you can then just bush out/off the JB weld.
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Re: Gun repair?

Go right to the source before you start tring solvents that may hurt the guns finish, contact JB Weld and ask them if there is anything you could use.




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Re: Gun repair?

Most likely the thing for the job is heat. JB Weld is a polymer material. Very much like Loctite in chemical composition. Heating the barrel with a heat gun will likely soften it enough to pick it out.

Alternatively - get a small drill and make a hole. get the appropriate size tap and rethread removing the remainder of the JB as you go.

I do agree with John though. Contact JB Weld directly and ask for what works best - explain your situation.

As for the proper thread pitch - check with a gunsmith.


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Re: Gun repair?

marvels oil will soften JB weld if you soak it overnight
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<span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-weight: bold">IF</span></span> there was oil or another lubricant in the holes before you used the JB Weld the oil would act like a release agent and prevent the JB Weld from adhering to the metal. If that was the case you could breakaway any exposed JB Weld and using a jewelers’ screwdriver try unscrewing the JB Weld plug from the holes.

Just tap the screwdriver blade into the JB Weld so that it makes an indentation to grab onto.
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Re: Gun repair?

Thanks again folks.

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