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Posted: 2/20/2006 12:43:41 PM EDT
Will heat treating the entire flat before its bent work? Or will the flat still deform?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:50:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 12:51:03 PM EDT by Chatellerault]
In short yes. Take in consideration it will be harder to bend. Here are some instructions for heat treating.

http://www.akparts.com/akinfo10.html
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:09:29 PM EDT

In short yes.


Yes it will deform?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:30:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 3:31:29 PM EDT by SRM]
It is just like reloading. If the flat is heat treated before bending, it will be more difficult to bend. However, by using the male and female dies, you will be ironing out the deformations. The biggest problem I see will be with the top rails. I think they might break if the heat treating is not quite right.

You are only risking $12.

SRM
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:57:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 7:58:33 PM EDT by Chatellerault]

Originally Posted By Epsilon:

In short yes.


Yes it will deform?



Only if you overheat it. I'm saying yes it can be done.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:46:49 PM EDT
The stresses induced by bending the flat will be greater if you heat treat it prior to bending. Follow the WECSOG tradition of heat treating the trigger and hammer holes AFTER bending. It works!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:56:26 PM EDT
For heat treating instructions which have worked nicely for me:

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/souptonuts2/index.asp

Ok, joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scharfschutz:
For heat treating instructions which have worked nicely for me:

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/souptonuts2/index.asp

Ok, joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.



fixed it
www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/souptonuts2/index.asp
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