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stuckatwork
April 16, 2001, 09:47 AM
During a conversation at thelocal range, trigger work came up. One fellow, a prettyknowledgable guy, stated that one should never to any kingof stoning or filing on a Taurus revolver. His reason was that the metal is all case hardened and the steel itslef is crummy.

Fact or fiction?

Thanks.

James K
April 16, 2001, 06:56 PM
Well, the parts on a S&W are case hardened also, but that does not mean that work cannot be done without cutting into the case hardening or even touching it. Most of S&W and Taurus trigger work is done on the springs, not on the hammer or trigger. The advantage of case hardening vs complete hardening is that the former allows the contact surfaces to is very hard without the entire part being hard and possibly brittle. FWIW, I have not heard that the steel used in the Taurus is inferior, case hardening or not.

Jim