Accession Number:

AD0429750

Title:

A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF A METHOD OF STRETCHSTRAIGHTENING GUN BARRELS FOR SMALL ARMS,

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Corporate Author:

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MASS

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Report Date:

1963-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of straightening barrels for small arms by axially stretching these barrels was investigated. A standard tensile testing machine was used to apply the axial loading. This method of stretch-straightening is useful for all small arms barrels with particular emphasis on barrels having a length-to-bore ratio larger than 100 to l. Test procedure is described, and results are discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE