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is the bolt on XLR stainless or blued????
the bolt on the 336ss is nickelplated. But it seems my xlr have a blued bolt.
 

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I know ;D, it looks much to be blued ... but it seemed a little strange to have something of the bolt to be in raw metal, when it should be weatherproof.
 

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if you look at the picture I put on my profile you can see that it is blued. And surfaces that are blank have no signs of being nickelplated.
 

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Stainless steel can not be blued very well. And stainless can be found in magnetic end non magnetic alloys. The whole rifle is magnetic.
 

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the only thing not blued, is the large contact surfaces. the grooves, the ends and underside is blued.
 

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Tomray said:
The XLR bolts are the same material as the other bolts............If I recall,......AISI 1137. with in the manufacturing process, they are fluted, then blued, then OD ground to finished size whick is a nominal .673 +/-.003
They the XLR bolts are not nickle plated. They ar left in the white. Marketing wanted the flashy blue flutes. When I explained they could not be nickled after bluing, marketing decided the blue flashy flutes were more important than the nickle plating..............Now, don't forget, Marketing people know a lot about guns, metallurgy and finishing processes........... ::)

Tom
so we have a stainless steel rifle with a carbon steel bolt that is not rust protected ... super.
:(

Can you buy a stainless bolt anywhere? Or should I make it myself. ;D
 

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Re: The bare bolt:
The Head Marketing guy told me ......"That won't be a problem"............Remember, he's smart, 'cause he's in Marketing............The Head Marketeer at the time.

If the lack of plating concerns you, I'd strip the bolt and have it plated.......either hard chrome or nickle.
I fought that whole issue for a few weeks, and lost.................I couldn't say anything for obvious reasons.

Tom
Can I do it?? without have to take into account the thickness of chrom layer. Or are the tolerances large enough, so the bolt still will match afterwards?

Sebastian
 

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Can you buy a stainless bolt anywhere?
or is there anyone who has drawings of the bolt. So I can produce one myself?.

Raw metal in a stainless rifle is not optimal. Since all the raw metal comes in contact with have a greater chance of rust.

Stainless is not softer than carbon steel. It all depends on alloys. Otherwise it may be produced in titanium grade5.
 

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What type of stainless steel should be used in the manufacture of bolt to a Marlin 336 XLR 30-30???
 
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