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GSS 54.3: Electric Welding for Gunsmiths 2
There are no required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
- One welding hood with #10 lens
- One TIG welding gloves
- Needle nose pliers
- One wire brush
- One stainless tooth brush
- One 4 oz ball peen hammer
- Safety glasses with eye guard, face shield or goggles that meet ANSI Z87
- Long sleeved cotton shirt
- Vice grips
- 1 package of 10 2% Thoriated tungsten 7” X 1/16”
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Safety use of TIG welding equipment when applied to gun parts, equipment and projects.
- Identify base metal types as found in gun parts, equipment and projects.
- Select appropriate electrode type and diameter for application to gun parts and equipment.
- Apply appropriate heat range, frequency and polarity gas flow and rod for various gun parts and projects.
- Correctly prepare basic metal for TIG welding.
- Correctly use fixtures, heat fences and procedures to gun parts and related projects.
- Determine critical heat treat areas on various gun parts.
- Repair gun parts without damaging critical heat treated areas.
- Repair or have repaired parts with critical heat treated areas.
- shock arm radiation hazards
- compressed gases air contamination
- emergency procedures
- base metal identification
- electrode types and dimensions
- filler rods
- base metal preparation
- fixture types
- heat fences and stops
- gun part projects: screws, extractors, chambers, bolt lips, locking blocks, safety lugs, locking process, firing pins.
How the class works:
In lecture, we will study the various firearms and/or systems involved. To reinforce
what we have studied, assignments will be made involving repair, refinishing, and/or
modifications to the studied firearm parts.
To simulate real life situations, there
will be due dates on all assignments. The assignments will proximate problems in the
field. Many times the assignments will force you to think, i.e. I may assign the design
and fabrication of a tool or parts. I will tell you what it must do, and the tool or
part must be made to work.
Everyone starts off with an “A” and everyone is expected to get an “A” for a final grade.
This is a potentially dangerous profession, so you must do the assignments to industry
standards or better.
- Everyone must have a set of finished notes by the last day of class. If they are on paper, they must be typed or written very legibly in ink, in a binder or folder, and have line drawings of systems for clarity when needed. They can also be audio, video, or on a computer disk, but if they are, they must have an index. They must also contain most of what was covered in class. If they possess all the mentioned criteria they are “A” notes. If they are missing information, inbound, or electronic with no index, your grade maybe lowered.
- Your projects must be completed in order to be graded. They will be graded on accuracy, appearance and finish.
A note on notes:
They must be good and permanent- NO PENCIL NOTES. You can get around this note
requirement by obtaining the AGI professional series course on the subject, i.e. the
shotgun course for any of the shot gun classes etc. Remember, bad notes and your grade
Method of Evaluation:
Grading in this course will be based on the following:
Class Participation and Attendance: 10%
Classroom notes: 20%
Classroom projects: 70%
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
below 60% = F
Incompletes and etc.:
Incompletes are at the discretion of the instructor.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN CLASS:
NO! NO! NO! If you need ammo to test fire a firearm, you turn it in to an instructor
UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the