Case Hardened Receivcer
I have encounterd a pistol, manufactured circa. 1935, whose reveiver has been case hardened. It has the brown/purple color. My questions are: Would the case hardening process affect any tempering/hardening that was done to the receiver? I have seen blackpowder guns that have had case hardening done to them but would it affect the srength of a smokeless propellant firearm? Can the case hardening be removed and the receiver be reblued?
Some where in its life time, the case hardening was done to the receiver. I don't have any idea why it would have been done. I have seen other identical guns that had the blued finish. Appreciate any thought or comments.
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