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Chrome-Moly vs. Chrome Lined

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cougfan2, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

    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. :eek:
  2. JHK94

    JHK94 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

    JHK94 Thanks.
  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    And the chrome lined barrel is probably made out of chrome molybdenum steel for its strength and known machining properties.
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    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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