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Offline Darkhorse

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Fly Hardness
« on: November 22, 2023, 12:18:09 PM »
Simple question. Maybe.  Should the fly be hardened?   
American horses of Arabian descent.

Offline rich pierce

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Re: Fly Hardness
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2023, 04:04:00 PM »
Must be. There’s a fair bit of pressure on a thin edge. Temper to dark straw color. Purple is ok.
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Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Fly Hardness
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2023, 04:14:49 PM »
Simple question. Maybe.  Should the fly be hardened?
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Yes, the fly should be hardened.I made them from 0-1 and hardened them in oil and polished them bright and then
tempered them to a light straw color..
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Offline Darkhorse

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Re: Fly Hardness
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2023, 04:42:24 AM »
Reason I asked is I fitted a new fly to a lock recently using swiss files. At the time the fact it was dead soft never entered my mind. Not until a day or so ago anyway.
Luckily the rifle has not been fired since then.
American horses of Arabian descent.