Chrome-Moly vs. Chrome Lined


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Cougfan2
August 13, 2009, 06:25 PM
OK, I'll ask the stupid question. What is the difference between a Chrome-Moly Barrel and a Chrome Lined Barrel and can you tell the difference by looking at them. :o

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JHK94
August 13, 2009, 06:29 PM
Chrome-Moly is chromium molybdenum, which is a type of steel. It is not chrome lined, its just steel (and thats what it looks like). Chrome lined is, well, chrome, as you normally think of it.

Cougfan2
August 13, 2009, 06:39 PM
JHK94 Thanks.

The Lone Haranguer
August 13, 2009, 07:33 PM
Chrome-moly is the alloy of the steel (i.e., it contains chromium and molybdenum). Chrome lining is essentially plating the interior surfaces of the barrel and chamber with hard chrome.

Jim Watson
August 13, 2009, 07:36 PM
And the chrome lined barrel is probably made out of chrome molybdenum steel for its strength and known machining properties.

taliv
August 13, 2009, 09:12 PM
unless you get a good one (e.g. colt) which adds vanadium and is often listed as CMV in the specs

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