Does anyone know a way to identify weather a New England Small Arms B A R receiver was made from Arma Steel? Can Arma Steel be weldable?
Arma Steel identification
Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:46 AM
Almost all of them were. If I had to make an educated guess from studying production numbers I'd say before SN 503,000. But perhaps not even that many. You'd have to inspect and decide for that particular demil
I tried to make a display gun 20 years ago by welding the mild steel plates in between the front and rear 2 inches of an Armasteel demill. I was using a MIG welder and was actually in a welding class at the time so I had some skill. The Armasteel crumbled like sand beneath the arc. I can't comment on TIG welding but I wouldn't hold out much hope
Brazing will work on Armasteel however. I have seen several examples of 'Remilled' registered receivers. They function as intended but the brazing is fairly obvious, as brass won't take parkerizing.
Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:44 PM
Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:47 PM