History Channel just showed a 1911 with "Melonite" coating...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    The history channel is doing a special on Salt. I guess they have a coating that involves salt thats called Melonite? They are saying that the inside of a gun barrel coated with this stuff makes it run cooler because it reduces friction?

    Anyone ever heard of this coating before? I have heard about them freezing metal and other stuff down to near zero to allign the molecules but i have not heard of this coating before...

    mike
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  2. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    wasn't there some dishes made out of Melonite some years back ?
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    I think it's a topping for cantaloupe...
  4. glocknut

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    Yeah... :rolleyes::D;)

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    Melonite: Large juicy fruit grown in certain parts of Kansas?:D
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    Sam...they're making fun of me again.... :D:D:D:D;)

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    I think that a Melonite is actually an alien life form from a planet that looks much like a cantaloupe or other melon like fruit.
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    Melonite is a telluride of nickel; it is a metallic mineral. Its chemical formula is NiTe2. It is opaque and white to reddish-white in color, oxidizing in air to a brown tarnish.

    It was first described from the Melones and Stanislaus mine in Calaveras County, California in 1866.

    Melonite occurs as trigonal crystals, which cleave in a (0001) direction. It has a specific gravity of 7.72 and a hardness of 1-1.5 (very soft).

    In the metal finishing industry, Melonite is a trademark referring to a molten salt bath nitrocarburizing process, similar to Tenifer. This process can be applied to steels to increase corrosion and abrasion resistance, and improve other surface properties.
  10. Hammerslagger

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    Alpo beat me to the post.

    Melonite the the proprietary metal treatment has no relation to the mineral. The treatment is offered in several configurations in the USA. It and Tennifer are very similar. In fact I think I remember reading a post by a S&W or Walther USA senior engineer that they were in fact the same process with different names. Today, I seem to be finding that Tennifer still uses molten Cyanide and Melonite does not because of EPA restrictions.

    At the moment, I do not have time do do in depth research. There is often more than one way to do a job and get the same results. Both seem to be equivalent processes as far as results are concerned, regardless of chemistry.
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    Any idea who does this finishing on guns?

    Didn't somebody on this forum say something about Glock discontinuing their tennifer finish? Seems like i remember something said about it?

    mike
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    Alpo,you took a thread about Mike doing whatever to Melons and posted the answer ,tell me you didn't pull that right off the top of your head and had to look it up.
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    I think that might have been Melamine dishes
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    I discovered, years ago, that being the "World's Greatest Authority" does not require you to know everything, as long as you know how to find out everything. :)
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    OR...
    How to present it.:eek::D

    It's all about presentation.;)
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