In a message dated 4/4/04 7:56:43 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>You could collect some shavings of the metal and have it analyzed to know
>what alloying materials are there and in what proportions. You'd probably
>need to do the same with a known sample of 753 and some other steels for
>comparison purposes. No doubt a frightfully expensive proposition unless
>know of a graduate student in metallurgy with some time on their hands
>ready access to some pretty fancy analytical equipment.
Wouldn't work. 753 is heat treated 531. Phil Brown Got plenty 531 in San rfael, Calif.