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    Question Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Hello all, im new to the forum and pretty much welding in general.

    As the title says I just purchased a l n 22 wire feed by Lincoln and the unit did not come with a Mig torch. I've done some research online to see what my options are but finding clear information on this older machine has been a bit tricky. So I I'm just a hobbyist so I'm basically looking to keep costs as low as possible for now so I was hoping to find a cheap compatible Mig torch to use with my ln22 but from what I have been able to figure out from the instruction manual I downloaded for this unit there are two models of Lincoln guns that are for sure compatible and listed in the user manual. K264 & k361 seem to be like my two options that are for sure but are also in very short supply and upwards of several hundred dollars which basically puts my mig hopes on hold. It seems like there might be a chance that a different games compatible with one of the other LN models such as the Ln - 9 could possibly work but even $150 is a bit more than I'd like to be paying. Does anybody have any experience with this older machine that might be able to give me some insight. Or possibly there is a way to adapt a cheapo $50 yes welder Mig gun off Amazon choose the older style Lincoln back-end. I believe it is a three-prong plug that I saw on the side of the machine. Anyhow any help would be much appreciated

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    As far as I am aware, you just need a mig gun with a Lincoln back end on it. Just search eBay for ‘Lincoln MIG Gun’ and pick a gun in the amp range you use.

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    I'm only asking because you said you're a newbie. You do realize this requires a separate power source, right?
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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Some body correct me if I am wrong but the LN 23P and the LN22 are both for inner shield wire they both run .068 and 5/64 wire I have never seen one with a gas option they only take 14 lb spools the LN22 is one speed and the LN 23has a speed reduction switch on the gun to reduce wire speed when welding pipe hence the P behind it
    I think there is only one gun that fits it !

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Thanks for some quick feedback.
    Yes i forgot to mention im using a powercon 300 sm/5p as power source

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Here is the section of the LN-22 manual regarding the gun



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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Bump. Anybody else have any input?

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Quote Originally Posted by Supersoaker179 View Post
    Bump. Anybody else have any input?
    what are you going to use for a power source?
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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    what are you going to use for a power source?
    Quote Originally Posted by Supersoaker179 View Post
    Thanks for some quick feedback.
    Yes i forgot to mention im using a powercon 300 sm/5p as power source

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Oh how did I miss that?
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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Most likely the same way I usually do....


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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Quote Originally Posted by Supersoaker179 View Post
    ome insight. Or possibly there is a way to adapt a cheapo $50 yes welder Mig gun off Amazon choose the older style Lincoln back-end. I believe it is a three-prong plug that I saw on the side of the machine. Anyhow any help would be much appreciated
    today, is ur day, (unless im reading it wrong). ask no questions, buy it now (maybe a couple), pay for it right away, and make them honor the sale

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/18476188970...MAAOSwcdZgdQWJ

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    today, is ur day, (unless im reading it wrong). ask no questions, buy it now (maybe a couple), pay for it right away, and make them honor the sale

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/18476188970...MAAOSwcdZgdQWJ
    WOW. Just WOW. Nice find.

    Let me send you a shopping list.


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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Okay wait. I tried to buy and it's not as pictured

    You have to select a "variant"

    Mig gun is one option but "not available "

    The other variants are consumable packs for various wire sizes

    So not the deal it appears to be


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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    well, thats to bad. i got a 250 amp mig gun w/ lincon end, its greeen labled weldmark, supposedly same as tweco, its been a good gun. i paid about 135 for it 10 yrs ago. that might work for soaker. i never have never been arounfd a ln-22 though

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    Re: Newbie needs help figuring out compadible mig gun for Ln-22 wire feed

    Ah yea I saw that ebay ad the other day. What a d**k tease, totally got my hopes up and then nah haha

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    Here is the plug in question, 3 prong with only 2 wired up. I got two of these LN-22 machines and the other one has the same setup. Think maybe just a 2 pin lincoln style connector mig gun should do the trick??? I'm thinking about just buying one online like this that has a return policy and just giving it a shot...

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