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Some time back I was talking to some of the regulars about a spray I saw some years ago being used at the factory to test stress line in revolver frames. At the tome I could not remember what they called the stuff. I was sprayed on a clean revolver, then fired with a load, and the overspray would show feacture lines where the stress occurred. Recently, while digging through years of notes, etc, I found what it was. It was called STRESSCOAT and put out by MAGNAFLUX CORP. I don't know if it is still on the market or even if it was sold to the public? At the time they were concerned with the forcing cone on S&W Mod 27's. Although the frame is the large frame, the cylinder is short as the mod 19. This causes a large forcing cone to extend out of the frame. It also showed some flexing on the top strap and front of the frame. However it was decided that it was all strong enough for any safe load and then some. If it is still available it might suprise you with what is happening on this heavy loads.
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James,

I've contacted Magnaflux Corporation as I don't see it on their website.

We'll see what develops.

Sounds like a fascinating product.


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Ray....I did the same thing and left them an email. I found some pictures from 1972 of the can and test on the Mod 27 showing the stress lines. The product may not be available anymore. I did a search on STRESSCOAT and got some hits on the man who invented it?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->
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James,

I'll order a big can when I find out about it.

Then I'm coming down there and spray you with it so you won't get too stressed anymore.

LOL!

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Please don't Ray.....At my age I have enough cracks and fissures.
Did you pickup on the explanation of STRESSCOAT that it was a hard brittle lacquer formula?
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