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Old 10-06-2005, 04:09 AM
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Default omega stainless steel barrel

i have noticed a lot of omega owner herehas a stainles steel barrel
how would we know if the rifle that we purchaseis a real stainles steel!
well i put mine in toa simple test i used magnet ifthe magnetstick on to the metal it means steel if its not thenstainless and result is fake stainless i think they just chromed it!My point isi spent 100 xtra dollarsto get the materials that i want, itswas writen on the box very clearSST/SYNTHETIC STOCK not hard chrome!! thankU!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:00 AM
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Default RE: omega stainless steel barrel

Not sure what kind of stainless steel used in your gun but I found this online.

"Magnetic permeability is the ability of a material to carry magnetism, indicated by the degree to which it is attracted to a magnet. All stainless steels, with the exception of the austenitic group, are strongly attracted to a magnet."

I'm not sure your test is valid.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:12 AM
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Default RE: omega stainless steel barrel

asianhunter.. what rifle are you talking about? If it is a Thompson Center Omega then it is stainless steel if the box says so. Same as if it were a Knight Rifle. Some of the rifles might look like Stainless Steel such as a CVA but most of the time they have a Nickel finish.

That magnet test I am not sure if it would work or not. If the box said stainless steel, I am sure it would be stainless steel...

Good luck with your rifle.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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Anything that has iron in it, (almost every "stainless steel") will attract magnets to some degree.
Old 10-06-2005, 04:06 PM
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Ther are two types of Stainless Steelthe 300 series non-magnetic, and 400 series magnetic. Your OmegaS.S. Omega is made from the 400 series stainless.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:05 PM
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The magnet test doesn't work, if you are in doubt try some cold blueing, it will not affect the ss barrel but will "stain" steel
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:03 AM
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thanks for the explanation!
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