Stamping parts at Springfield Armory

stamped parts

Stamping parts was a process, here called cold extrusion, in which piable metal was formed without heat into a finished shape. It was similar to forging.

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Mid-20th century stamping machines

By the mid-20th Century, cold forming pliable steel had been perfected and required the use of powerful machines like these.

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Stamping out M1 Rifle clips in WWII

Springfield Armory manufactured many of the cartridge 'clips' for the M1 'Garand' Rifle during WWII.

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