Bushmaster Aluminum high frequency TIG welding help

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i had one damaged the same way and being a welder i thought it would be an easy fix
i made the repair but wasn't happy with the results
so i went with another route
i took a small piece of alum. flat strap and filed it to match the original shape of the ear
i got a drill bit and tap and a couple of machine screws from work(i worked for a gunsmith at the time)
i ground the old ear flush with the grip area of the receiver and drilled and tapped the receiver, then matched the "new" ear with matching countersunk holes
a little bit of black paint and loctite and here is the result

most people don't even notice the repair
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I'll probably use JB Weld along with some combination of larger grip etc. I may also add a Magpul trigger guard because that uses a set screw rather than a pin on the front too.

Thanks again for all the input.
 
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