Polished Barrel

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    Polished Barrel

    Has anyone tried it? Will it cause the barrel to rust after a while? I would love to see some pictures from those of you who have done it!

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    I assume you are talking about the outside of the barrel?

    I guess it depends on what gun / what it is made out of. I have done a few stainless ones but any coated ones I would only polish the wear points.

    what gun are you talking about?
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    Are you talking a revolver or a semi auto? If a revolver are you talking about removing the bluing, taking it down to bare metal? If so, yes you can have rusting problems if you don't keep it oiled good. On a semi auto, unless your talking something like a Beretta 92/M9 or Taurus 92 with an open top slide, I'd have to wonder why even do it.
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    My Kimber Pro Carry II has a polished barrel, no rust on it.

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    TiN coated, polished KKM barrels

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    I polished the chamber area of the barrel on my SR40c. It came costed with some horrible looking stuff. I took it to bare metal and have not had a problem, but the barrel is stainless , and it looks significantly better too


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    Polished the barrel an chamber of 642 looks great image.jpg

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    Yes, I've played with the idea of polishing my S&W Model 64. I bought the polishing machine, Flitz, and was thinking of getting the polishing wheel rubbing compounds. Then it occurred to me that I would rather polish the internals, the trigger and the hammer, rather than the outer frame, and blue the top rib. I still don't know if I'm going to do it.

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    Minus the porting I like that. Kind of classy. I rarely carry a J frame so I might as well BBQ it out.
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    Polished the barrel an chamber of 642 looks great image.jpg
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    I did the same with my P89. The matte finish on the chamber block is pretty horrid.
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    I've polished the flats on a 1911 slide. It's been holding up just fine. A lot of bolt handles on military surplus weapons were simply polished carbon steel. I say if you want to, go for it.

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