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Old March 16th, 2017, 11:42 AM   #1
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Recommended Source for Meloniting Magazines

Based on personal experience, can anyone recommend a current source for Meloniting magazines?

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Old March 18th, 2017, 09:05 AM   #2
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Interesting idea !

Frankly... I would suggest e-mailing Checkmate Industries.. They might have already thought of this.

Off to search the web.

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http://www.springerprecision.com/locations.html

You might try these guys. ask about IonBonding.

http://www.ionbond.com/en/

Maybe.. I can't quite find it on his website...

http://www.shop.m-14parts.com/

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Sheet metal (and springs) are generally not good candidates for the any of nitrocarburizing processes. Too thin. I had some pistols done years ago and was told no mags.

Maybe things have changed.

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Was not thinking of the floor plate, spring or the follower. Just the main body of the magazine. However, Kurt's comment about sheet metal has me thinking no as I'm just looking for aesthetics. This process would add no real functionality in this situation.

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Most shops won't nitrocarburize thin metal or small parts. It makes them brittle.

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I actually supplied two CMI magazines WMD Guns treated with their Nib-X nickel boron finish. I know a person that works for them.
They were used for display in the 2011 SHOT Show and returned to me for use.
I still have one and use it. Gave the other to a former member that helped me with reloading data for my Socom 16.





Gray/silver finish, They did all the parts.
Never have had an issue with this magazine. And it is the one I use the most at the range.

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Never had any issues with any of my melonite treated magazines. I had the floor plates, followers and bodies done by the place SEI uses. No complaints.

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Along with 16 AR barrels I sent out for Meloniting we included CMI magazines for one of our members here, Geeck. The mags are SS, he decided at this time in his career he does not want to in NOLA any longer, so he decided to dos something those shiny blingy SS magasine. The finish came out nicely, close inspection, short of running them on the range, I did not see any warping that could possibly render theago useless.

When we visited the operation before we handed them a a few barrels to Melonite, on their production line there must have been hundreds of 1911 magazines. They said they were for a large company, which they did not divulge. I figure if a lathe company would send their mags to be Melonited, they must not see anything that possibility be detrimental to the magasine function.

Years ago when Losok was active on the forum, I sent him NIB shiny Colt Delta Elite for the treatment (I hate shiny weapons, pre Meloniting I Krylon the SS barrels on all target guns) and I sent in 5 magasines as well. Those mags I ran a few loads of Double Tap and Buffalo Bore through each with no malfunction.

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Never had any issues with any of my melonite treated magazines. I had the floor plates, followers and bodies done by the place SEI uses. No complaints.
These were M14 magazines? That would be very interesting, being as how the floor plates need to flex.

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These were M14 magazines? That would be very interesting, being as how the floor plates need to flex.
Yes they are, still 100% functional. Nothing became super brittle and they come apart and go together just fine. They definitely didn't turn into glass as some are suggesting.

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Yes they are, still 100% functional. Nothing became super brittle and they come apart and go together just fine. They definitely didn't turn into glass as some are suggesting.
Good to know. Thanks.

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Old March 24th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #14
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... I'm just looking for aesthetics. This process would add no real functionality in this situation.
I DuraCoated some AR magazines, using the aerosol... They turned out nicely.

I don't use them much, so I haven't really "tested" the finish, but DuraCoat is s'posed to be pretty bombproof.

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http://www.springerprecision.com/locations.html

You might try these guys. ask about IonBonding.

http://www.ionbond.com/en/

Maybe.. I can't quite find it on his website...

http://www.shop.m-14parts.com/
Springer has done some beautiful Ionbond work for me in the past. But they emailed me last year that they were no longer offering Ionbond DLC "coatings". When they were still doing Ionbond, Springer would not do springs. But there did not appear to be any problem doing other small firearms parts such as detents/plungers/roll pins/cotter keys/etc.


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