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1911 barrel link

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by jeff-portnoy, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. jeff-portnoy

    jeff-portnoy Member

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    Hi.
    Somebody tell me please, what a steel used in 1911 barrel link?
    1911 barrel link is heat-treated?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    There is no one answer, as various manufactures use different steels.

    Wilson uses 416 Stainless, EGW uses chrome-moly steel, and Colt won't tell you what they use.

    But regardless of that, yes, they are all heat treated for wear resistance and duribility.

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    sorry, I mean - what is min. tensile strength of steel for barrel link?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I have no idea, and never gave it any thought.

    The only reason I would need to know is if I were going to make one.

    Aad there is no reason to do that, as new ones in all sizes cost next to nothing as far as gun parts go.

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