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Old 01-02-2015, 12:55 PM
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Does anyone here know the exact SS alloy S&W uses to forge their frames from?
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On the metal framed semi-automatics I believe it is 410.

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Old 01-02-2015, 05:30 PM
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Typical Stainless Steels used to make barrels are type 416 and type 436. Both have mechanical properties very similar to good old 4140 so I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the revolvers used one of these two grades.
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