[WWI] PE bending 101

D. Vosburgh dvosburgh at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 26 13:14:49 EDT 2020


If I recall correctly, quenching the heated brass would actually make it harder... isn’t that how they temper metal? (DISCLAIMER: Not a metallurgist, nor do I even play one on TV)

Also, just double-checking that you saw my updated SoD entry, the Eduard N.11 in 1:48?

dv 

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> On Mar 26, 2020, at 13:04, Steven Perry <sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
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> It has been a long since I worked with PE gun barrels, I recall something about heating the metal first makes rolling it easier. Where I forget is do you dip the piece in water to cool it rapidly or just let it cool naturally. The word annealed comes to mind, but which method of cooling it applies to escapes me. A lot escapes me these days, memories are headed over the barbed wire fence like Steve McQueen on a stolen German motorcycle.
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