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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by The Heretic, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Can local gunsmiths melonite gun parts (like a barrel)?

    Or is this something that requires more specialized and expensive equipment that only large metal treating outfits would have?
  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It is a pretty toxic and heavy equipment process. Basically the metal gets preheated then dipped into a molten salt solution. I've seen some smaller outfits around, but nothing smaller that a local smith is able to operate.

    This process has been around for a lot longer than us gun owners know. The automotive industry has been salt processing parts for decades. So you can expand your search to see if there is a local manufacturer in that industry that might be able to assist.

    If not there are services available online where you can send in what you want processed.
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  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    You Could try Diesel Cast West up in North Portland if you live in the tri counties area! Precision cast parts might also be able to help.
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  4. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I wonder if any of the local gun makers that melonite would be cool enough to include your barrel in their coating process. Might save a min-order fee but theyd have to be really cool since they didnt make the barrel....