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What is "galling"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by starship, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. starship

    starship TS Member

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    What is

    I have seen numerous threads on there about what grease to use. The answers often refer to "galling."

    Okay, I'll bite....what is it??

    Chuck
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    What is

    Definition: A condition whereby excessive friction between high spots results in localized welding with subsequent splitting and a further roughening of rubbing surfaces of one or both of two mating parts.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    What is

    Pretty common with high chrome stainless steels. Early autolading pistols with SS slides and rails were infamous for it. It is preventable by coating the contact surfaces with a soft metal base anti-sieze compound like moly lube. Oil or grease work too but tend to work off from the surface sooner. You can easily identify a metal surface that has been galled, it is very rough like Tim said perhaps even with a few sharp burrs and there will be a lot of friction with what ever part it mates to.
     
  4. dog easy

    dog easy TS Member

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    What is

    OBAMA..............
     
  5. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    What is

    Galling and gouging are often confused by shooters.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    What is

    A shotgun that has jock itch. If you dont clean and grease it your gonna get it!!!!!
    Best way i know how to put it.
     
  7. TommyTEREX

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    What is

    My family.

    Tom R.
     
  8. sammyd95

    sammyd95 TS Member

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    What is

    I have had that in a few spots!ouch :eek:(
     
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