7.92x57 lacquering question


#1

This headstamp has, what appears to me, an excessive amount of lacquer on the first “h” of hhw. How was the lacquer dried, upright?


#2

Vlad, I do not have my copy of Kent handy, but as I recall, he said that the cases were manually placed on “pin trays”. I assume this to mean the cases were placed head-up over these “pins” and then the whole thing was dunked into the lacquer and then dried. That gob of lacquer could have been a stray bit of the lacquer that was already hardeneing and was just floating in the vat…

I’d like to learn more about the process myself…

AKMS


#3

Thanks, it is on page 116 of the second edition. Your memory is very good. Dipped into a special Bakelite lacquer and then centrifuged to remove excess lacquer. I’d love to see this centrifuge.