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Old 03-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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First off I would to thank all the members for answering my first post about the barrel placement.

If you guys can maybe help me once again....

Here are some pictures of my Sp2022 after 600 rounds. I've field stripped it and cleaned. I've noticed a few markings on the barrel,slide, and ejection port.

Thank you for your help and advice.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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Perfectly normal, nothing to worry about. On the barrel is what is known as "Sig smiles". They are purely cosmetic. If you have some patience and the right tools, you can remove the finish and polish the barrel. It's stainless steel, so you don't have to worry about corrosion. Here's a pic of the P250 I polished.







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Old 03-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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I can second the above post. All of that wear looks absolutely normal.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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That probally happened after the first few rounds, shows you the gun is working they cant stay prudy forever.lol
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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That type of wear is normal and varies from weapon to weapon.



The barrel smiles and barrel hood typically continue to wear to a point then will stabilize. Just continue to keep the barrel and slide lubricated and you should continuue to enjoy your pistol. Note on the barrel smiles: I lubricate the barrel with grease (tw25b, oil would also work but I prefer grease) where the smiles are at every cleaning. As long as the wear does not start to become a gouge that you can catch your fingernail in, your OK. I have some bbls where the finish is almost completely worn off and some with hardly any worn off. Weird thing is, my 229 has the most rounds through it and it has the least amount of wear on the rails and the barrel. I remember reading once that the wear causing the barrel smiles can be increased on pistols with Nitron finished slides. The Nitron finish is a harder than the barrel finish. This would be consistant with what I see on my 229 but may not be the only factor.
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Looks normal to me too...
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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Normal!
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I coat my barrel with Lucas gun oil. It doesn't evaporate and is extremely slick. I concur with reliable, I have Sig with heavy smiles, some with very light smiles. Who knows ?
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Anyone have any thoughts on Sight paints from a company called called Brightsights.com ? I've seen a display at my local range, and thought of spending the $10 to try it out.

After conversing with the guys there and all sounded like a sells pitch. After all $10 is better then spending $90 for Nite sights from sig.com. Especially for me when the pistol is used at the range.

Also thank you guys for all your answers and help here.
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