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I have an item (firearm cartridge extractor) (No replies)
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Hardened steel firearm cartridge extractor part that is 9.0 cm long and tapers from 0.7 cm diameter to a hooked nipple of (what had once been 0.3 cm diameter but, because of an improper abusive procedure that caused damage by excessive wear) 0.25 cm. I'm fully convinced that bending this item's shaft to permit only a 0.05 cm displacement of the hooked nipple would allow it to function like new, again. But (in the bending of it's 6.8 cm length of shaft) I want that metal part, of course, to remain as hard as possible. I do have access to an auto "Hobby Shop" with a torch, if making it red-hot before bending that little bit might be best &/or should I hammer it or apply deliberately slow pressure to cause that tiny (0.05 cm) bend & at "room temperature" instead? My biggest thanks for whatever info you are able to pass to me.