Accession Number:

AD0751864

Title:

Rotary Swaged Rapid-Fire Gun Barrels

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

A program was undertaken to investigate the feasibility of forming 7. 62mm rifled gun barrels from three high-temperature alloys and a stainless steel by swaging. The high-temperature superalloys selected for evaluation were Inconel 718, Udimet 700, and Crucible CG-27, whereas the stainless steel was Armco 21-6-9. Gun barrel blanks of each alloy were prepared by gun drilling. Twenty-two rifled 7.62mm gun barrel blanks of the four selected materials were formed by swaging without any insolvable problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE