Custom Heat Treatment of Annealed Steel Hand Guard Caps
Hand guards on firearms enable the weapon to be gripped from the front because they afford the user protection from the barrel, which can become quite hot during firing. At Bristol Heat Treat, we were asked by a military customer to harden and temper end caps for hand guards to enable them to better resist the intense heat generated by the firearm. Guided by our customer’s specifications, we used our heat treatment skills to harden and temper the annealed C1050 carbon steel end caps to 15N 79.5-81.5 in our continuous belt furnaces. Integrity of the 1” to 2” long, 1” to 2” wide, and ½” high caps were then confirmed using Rockwell hardness testing and temper testing. Hardening and tempering two to four barrels at a time, we were able to sufficiently treat 300 to 600 lbs. of the end caps in only three to five days for delivery.
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Custom Heat Treatment of Hand Guard Caps Project Highlights
- Project Name
- Hand Guard Caps
- Project Description
- Heat treatment services of hardening & tempering of hand guard caps using a continuous belt furnace.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Heat Treatment (To 15N 79.5-81.5)
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Parts
- Continuous Belt Furnaces (With proper zone temperatures and belt speed)
- Individual Part Dimensions
- Length: 1-2”
- Material Used
- C1050 annealed steel
- In Process Testing / Inspection Performed
- Rockwell harden & temper testing
- Industry for Use
- 2-4 barrels at a time - 300-600 lbs. - 10M-40M load sizes
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 3 to 5 days
- Standards Met
- Customer specifications