I have another question. The finish at the rear of the receiver (Where the serial # is) on my Garand is noticably darker in color than the rest of the receiver. I think I read somewhere that this part of the receiver was dipped in something (I dont remember what) in order to help harden the metal. Is this correct? Has any one else seen this on their Garands?
process in which glass, metals, and other materials are treated to render them less brittle and more workable. The material is heated and then cooled very slowly and uniformly, with the time and temperature set according to the properties desired. Annealing increases ductility and relieves internal strains that lead to failures in service.
My 1942 Springfield M1 Rifle shows no signs of rebuild as received from CMP several years ago. Original barrel, etc. Nice "two tone" receiver, the aft couple of inches are black, the forward portion is almost an OD green.
I can't, however, find anything quickly in either of General Hatcher's books I have on the shelf.
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