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My friend has a Taurus Millenium G2 PT111. He's noted some debris or some stuff on the recoil spring:



I don't have the gun with me to look at it more closely. He says it doesn't wipe off. Does anyone have ideas?
 

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Could it be powder from the Ammo? Brush it and lube it. See what happens.
 

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Almost looks like dried and caked grease. Don't typically see any corrosion on recoil springs.
 

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I'm guessin' your buddy started running bargain ammo without a thought about cleaning the anti-seize and/or anti-corrosion lube that the Taurus factory squirts in there before international (ocean-going?) shipment. Some of my (early, euro) GLOCKs had exCESSIVE copper-colored "something" that way. I just got in the habit of a good cleaning & sparse (manual-directed) re-lube before my first firing.
 

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IF it turns out to be any sort of corrosion then DO replace the spring ASAP.

ANY defect in the surface of a spring can cause a complete spring failure and very unexpectedly.

If there is any visual compromise of spring surface integrity, always replace the spring. :yup:
 
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