Originally Posted by Len Backus
J.E., is it important to heat all sides of the case and if so how do you do it with this method?
Yes it is important !!!
the reason I like doing it this way is that I can control the amount of annealing (Just past the
body to shoulder by about 1/8 of an inch). And I don't heat it till it turns red ,Just until the
brass starts to change color (500o to 600o) .
Also I hold the propane torch vertical to the case and in the center of the neck mouth about
3 to 5 inches above it . this allows the heat to travel down the brass evenly and the water
stops it so that it is a gradual change in the annealing instead of a sudden change in hardness.
It is very easy to control and with a little practice is very fast and does a good looking job.
I hope This answered your question.
J E CUSTOM