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Old March 14, 2012, 10:58 PM   #8
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The Turk Mauser is already case hardened. It involves high heat and there can be warpage problems due to the quench process. I never used cyanide to case harden, but on the older stuff that is what was used. You can not get the bright colors out of charcoal and bone operations that cyanide produces. I would not do something high pressure with the charcoal method, but that is me. Maybe some guys do but it is hard to get a fine, hard, pack in and around the little places. Not saying it can not be done, but it would not be for someone that only occasionally dabbles in it.
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