The information below describes and shows the process of repairing gun metal. The gun used for this demonstration is a Hopkins & Allen Falling Block Shotgun made in 1887-1896. This gun is from Zane Wilson's Collection.
This gun makes an excellent demonstration example because the metal to be welded has been previously repaired by brasing.The photos below show the lever to be welded:
Stay tuned, Tim will be making this repair some time in the future.