Awsome ar10

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by jcooley6960, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. jcooley6960

    jcooley6960 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me how you get the metal to look like this I've always wondered... Thank

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  2. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks like excessive rust and a poor finish but it does look cool
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Looks to be case hardened. Not sure of the process but I love the look
     
  4. earl1412

    earl1412 New Member

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    I think it's called "case hardening". Don't know much else, other than it seems to be a heat/chemical reaction to the metal.
    Like on some Uberti 45 colt SAA revolvers.

    kytowboater, snuck in there first!
     
  5. Juzi9mm

    Juzi9mm New Member

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    that is case hardening. i have it on my 20 gauge NEF reciever.
     
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  6. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    here you go - http://turnbullmfg.com/store.asp?pid=36767

    good luck ;)
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nice looking rifle! it is color case hardening. and that one is done very well indeed.

    color case hardening is more cosmetic now. many years ago they did it to make the metal harder. they didn't have the tools and equipment to machine and shape hardened metals capable of withstanding the pressures when a cartridge was fired. so they worked the metal in the softer state and then when finished would color case harden it to make it stronger. different materials would creat different colors in the metals when they cooled down. very difficult process to do, but gives some very beautiful results when done correctly.
     
  8. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Not my cup of tea - not sure why its so popular or the appeal of having a gun look like a photo negative.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    mostly done on older, antique or reproduction firearms. looks much better on firearms that would have been done originally with this type of treatment. but on that AR, it looks good because the reciever is steel instead of aluminum and it is a unique look for a modern rifle.
     
  10. sicko

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    I'm sure many have seen this already but just wanted it in this thread:

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