Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by R5CYA, May 5, 2008.

  1. :09: i just silver soldered a bent bolt on my m44 and need to find a 3/4" steel ball to fit on the end. anyone got any sources or ideas?
  2. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    I used to make my own on a Lathe....Google steel Balls !!!

  3. OK, who's gonna say it? Moose, figured you would have. Or are yours brass? lmao J/K
  4. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

  5. just_a_car

    just_a_car G&G Newbie

    Nope, not enough carbon content. :09:
  6. LMAO, I kind of figured they'd be "cast iron"?
  7. R5CYA, you may even take a look for some steel bearings. You can get some pretty big ball bearings for cheap usually, and it's not like they wouldn't have the balls to hold up! [​IMG] Here's a link to some going on Amazon, but there's 25 3/4'' and if you pay two bucks more it comes with one 1''. lol Hope this helps.... [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Chromium-Steel-Metal-Ball-Diameter/dp/B000FN0OS0/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=industrial&qid=1209972660&sr=8-11[/ame]
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    They rusted too fast! Had to trade them in...
  9. I've got some steel balls that came out of oil well pumps in different sizes.
    There HARD I tried to drill a hole in one on my drill press and could'nt.
    Will these work ?
    There Hard !!!
  10. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

    Last time I looked I didn't have any..........:09:
  11. FS00008

    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

    Last time I looked, mine were Titanium :-D
  12. A-10

    A-10 G&G Enthusiast

    Fancy Fancy!
  13. Enfield trader

    Enfield trader G&G Newbie

    Why not use the ball off the end of your bolt you just soldered the bent portion on?

    Or just buy another Mosin bolt and cut the ball off, drill it and slide it up on the handle and silver solder it on.
  14. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

    That was going to be my suggestion, I've got an extra cut-off handle if you need it.
  15. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

    wally world has sling shot steelies you can buy....think they are about 3/4" in size....and they arent expensive.
  16. Welcome to the frey Califgirlinok. I was just mentioning on one of the other threads that we don't hear from our MOGALS enough these days.:)
  17. FS00008

    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

    You know it :-D
  18. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

    hmmm, i always thought there was 1 kind of woman....but MOGALS gives me another impression....
    MOGALS= women who actually know how to fire a gun....now whether they can hit anything is another issue

    Ps. The response from this may prove interesting :D
  19. LOL! i knew i was opening a can of worms with that topic.
    thanks for the replies. ball bearings, as stated, are more likely to kill my drill bit. so they're out.
    looked at walmarts website. nothing listed. thirty miles to the nearest store, so that's probably not gonna happen.
    i bought a ati modified bolt off gunbroker to use for the conversion and the ball of it's too small. if anyone wants an ati bolt handle, let me know!
    i do have a friend with a lathe, but this looks like it might be the best solution.
    Five 3/4" Dia Soft Polish low-carbon mild steel Balls - eBay (item 180141004083 end time May-14-08 02:01:54 PDT)
    i shouldn't have any trouble drilling into these, right?
  20. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

    hmmmm....higher carbon content makes em easier to work with, but also makes em less stable(easier to break/shatter)....that makes no sense :(

    ask someone else, i just brain-farted