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Old May 30, 2008, 11:48 AM   #5
Bill DeShivs
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I would think that most modern guns use the steel as-is. Small parts such as sears, hammers and trigger assemblies are heat treated-as may be some barrels.
After engraving a lot of guns, I found that few were actually hardened. A Colt Woodsman comes to mind that had a slide so hard that my gravers broke points every 1/2 inch.
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