36125Re: [MILL_DRILL] how is that done question [1 Attachment] ALSO a couple noted on replica firearms.
- Jul 24, 2014Hi Folks,
Two ways come to mind:
1) If the frames are cast the openings are cored, then finished with
scraper and chisel work.
2) If they are forged, the openings are punched hot (and maybe used as
the handle to put the work in the press) then the hammer comes down.
A handy hint for folks with the Pietta (Pity?) replica. My hammer was
not hardened and the striking face mushroomed after a year or so of
re-enacting. Forged down the sides to shove the metal back where it
belonged, cleaned up, and case hardened with Kasenite. No more
mushrooming hammer faces. Sad little models really, their Navy is a
disaster, had to mill 40 thou off a friends frame to close up the
headspace enough to fire reliably.
Another weird thing about at least my particular weapon - You can't
reblue these things. I don't know what steel they use or how they do it
at the factory. When my son tried to blue mine, the finish came out
looking like a low luster black parkerize job even though he'd polished
and prepped to the same level as for a normal to better than average
bluing job. The came bluing setup produced excellent work before and
after, so it was something specific to this individual piece.
Best to all,
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