The barrels are very pitted so I have been draw-filing them to get rid of the pits.
A It is very, very easy when draw-filing to get a bit carried away or overly focused on removal of the pits and forget about the rest of the barrel.
Finally, after completion of the draw-filing I would use some cloth backed abrasive to polish across or at 90[degrees] to my file strokes.
We use files to fit and blend match triggers, high-rise grip safeties, match barrels, dovetail sights and a myriad other custom tasks, including draw-filing
flat and round surfaces.
Filing is done with either a cross-cutting or a draw-filing motion.
Draw-filing is the process of pushing or pulling a single cut file down an edge the long way.
Because of that I began by draw-filing all the surfaces of the receiver.
Draw-filing is just the process of taking down a metal surface by pulling or "drawing" a file across the workpiece.
Of course, you can use other files for draw-filing. The only problem with the use of regular files is they often tend to collect bits of metal from the, work surface.
While draw-filing. I opened up a number of longitudinal pits or cavities.
When draw-filing a round surface, you have to be careful you accidentally create flats.