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Anyone Caseharden the reciever of their Super X 1

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 4andy10, Aug 12, 2010.

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  1. 4andy10

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    Has anyone ever had their reciever Casehardened??? Thinking this might be the way I go. Have seen any that way yet. Keith
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    maybe case colored, NEVER case hardened....
     
  3. Bridger

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    I would absolutely never have a gun case hardened unless it was someone like Doug Turnbull and then you will pay dearly for it. I had a nice Fox re casehardened by someone who supposedly knew what they were doing. He ruined the gun. NIckel, hard chrome or case coloring perhaps but never case hardening.
     
  4. skeet_man

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    Doug Turnbull would be THE GUY for something like this. The SX1 would probably be an ideal candidate, since you can unscrew the stock and mag tubes (they aren't brazed in like the 1100).
     
  5. Baron23

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    I always thought that "case coloring" was the result of "case hardening". That is the heating and quenching of the metal gave it the color.

    Am I wrong on this?
     
  6. 4andy10

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    You would be correct Baron. the colors are the result of case hardening. Keith
     
  7. Bridger

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    While coloring is the result of true case hardening, some guns today are only case colored, a chemical process that does not involve the traditional heating using bone and charcoal. Ruger revolvers are an example of case coloring. If its not done right, the frame can warp, become brittle and weakened and then some day when you are standing on station 8 of a skeet field and when the smoke clears from your last shot you are left with a cracked frame. This is another, don't ask how I know this situation. Stick with Turnbull and you'll be okay. Anyone else is suspect no matter how many they say they have done
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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    Now, call and ask the question about your SX-1 to Doug Turnbull....
     
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