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    Hi All,
    Hope everyone is doing well. My Sutler canteen lug snapped off completly. I was thinking of using weld it cement, always good with metal. I guess it is stainless, it is not tin. Any help appreciated.

    Respectfully,
    John C. Neugebauer
    26th PVI

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    Is that one of the loops the strap goes through? I would try either that or that epoxy putty as a repair. It might be hard to disguise, though. You might be able to mask it with a little model paint brushed lightly with steel wool.
    Rob Weaver
    Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
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    If it's the bottom bracket, that was apparently not a problem unknown at the time, as Forbes showed in a couple of his drawings: https://collection1.libraries.psu.ed...n/Forbes/id/37

    https://www.loc.gov/item/2004661863/
    M. A. Schaffner
    Midstream Regressive Complainer

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    Wow. Never saw that detail before. I love Forbes!
    Rob Weaver
    Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
    "We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
    -Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty

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    Unfortunately it is not the bottom one. I am putting a new cover on so hopefully I can hide the epoxy. Thanks for the replies and images.

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    Hallo!

    Stainless Steel is best welded. But it can be soldered but it is tricky as it likes high temps and silver solder.

    IMHO, I would also recommend epoxy. But, a decent and strong one like J & B Weld's steel epoxy. And you can hide it with silver model paint and/or silver Rub-n-Buff as needed.

    I used this method to eliminate/hide the stopper chain holes on canteens that did not have them.

    Curt
    In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

    Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
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    Thanks Curt,
    J B Weld is my go to epoxy so I will try it.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshot View Post
    Thanks Curt,
    J B Weld is my go to epoxy so I will try it.

    John
    I'll try it too!

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