ME 4133/6133 Mechanical Metallurgy
416 Stainless Steel for Rifle Barrels
The barrel of a rifle is one of the critical components of a firearm in terms of performance. The accuracy of a rifle depends on how a barrel is designed, manufactured, and fitted to the rest of the weapon. Some characteristics that need to be considered in the product development are corrosion resistance, machinability, heat retention, wear resistance, and embrittlement. Depending on the customer and his expected operating conditions for the rifle, certain performance characteristics will be prioritized. 416 Stainless Steel is the common mate-rial used for manufacturing riffle barrels. Through this work, we will be using the PSPP map to have a more in-depth understanding of the interrelations between the different components of each stage.
Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Misbah, Jaouhar and Pachel, Nathan, "416 Stainless Steel for Rifle Barrels" (2022). ME 4133/6133 Mechanical Metallurgy. 25.