We suppose that the gentleman making the statement that no gun barrels are made in this country referred to barrels made of iron and steel, such as twist, laminated and Damascus. If so, he was correct, for no barrels of that nature are made at the present time in this country.
Gun barrels, however, are made very extensively here, but they are made from plain Bessemer metal, the same as is used in rifle barrels, and are used in the manufacture of single guns and the cheaper grade of double guns.
Post-WWI “Parker Steel” = Bessemer Resulphurized Rephosphorized AISI 1109 Carbon Steel.
c. 1910 Meriden Fire Arms “Armory Steel” = Bessemer Rephosphorized Low Alloy Low Carbon Steel AISI 1211 / 1016
c. 1900 Crescent “Wilson’s Welded Steel” = Bessemer Rephosphorized Low Alloy Low Carbon Steel AISI 1017
A single 1898 Hunter Arms “Armor Steel” was AISI 1211 Rephosphorized Resulfurized Low Alloy Steel / 1045 Carbon Steel - NOT Bessemer
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