Accession Number : AD0429750

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

Corporate Author : SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MASS

Personal Author(s) : Eves,J. R.

Report Date : 07 JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

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)

Descriptors :   (*GUN BARRELS, STRETCH FORMING), STRESSES, SMALL ARMS, MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL FORMING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE