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Re: 1873 carbine side plate, breachblock finish
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 27 October 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in response to 1873 carbine side plate, breachblock finish, posted by George and Mary Lou Hays on Thursday, 27 October 2011, at 2:10 a.m.
Hammer: "browned" (blued)
Lockplate ("side plate"): Hardened in oil (blacked)
Block, to around 85000: Hardened in oil (blacked)
Block, around 85000 - EOP: Hardened in water (color-cased)
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