Corrosion Resistance

Improving corrosion resistance is critical to protect precision manufactured goods such as firearms. Here’s how Accurate Plating & Weaponry does it.

by Robert A Cogan

When it comes to finishes on metal parts of guns or metals out of which firearms can be manufactured, there are none that are corrosion proof. The key words in any description of finishes applied to the metal that firearms are manufactured from are corrosion resistance. The ability of a finish applied to a metal surface to resist wear and corrosion is dependent on its hardness, thickness of the deposit, and the inherent characteristics of the element or alloy being deposited.

There are several challenges faced by the refinisher of firearms. As the president of Accurate Plating & Weaponry, Inc. (APWCogan.com, 334/585-9488) I’ll describe how how we tackle them. The photos are a tour of our facility.

The first challenge is applying a …

Read more in the March 2022 issue.

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