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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by miamivicedade, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    I just purchased an SX3 from Dick's Sporting Goods. I couldn't pass on it, as it was $639.99. While giving it it's first cleaning, and inspection, I did see the barrel portion, under the foregrip, seemed miscolored. I just want to get others opinions. I am hoping this isnt rust. Has anyone seen miscoloring on these before?

    Addition: The rest of the gun, barrel, bolt, piston, gas system is FLAWLESS.


    Thanks in advance.
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Dissimilar metals maybe?
  3. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    It's possible. I does not look or feel like rust to me, but then again, I am not really sure what the beginning of rust looks like.
  4. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    Anyone else? Do you think it's rust?
  5. bainter1212

    bainter1212 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a patina to me. Keep it coated with a thin layer of grease or oil and don't worry about it. If it's rust it will wipe off red after soaking in oil for awhile. If no red, then it's patina, and you're all good.
  6. Liberty1776

    Liberty1776 Well-Known Member

    To me it looks like a post-metal treatment patina. Maybe even a residual heat treatment patina. Does not look like rust.
  7. gfpd707

    gfpd707 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a heating discoloration. I would oil it and keep an eye on it. Most likely nothing.
  8. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Crap now I am worried.
  9. toivo

    toivo Well-Known Member

    The barrel lugs on Beretta semi-auto shotguns all look like that. It isn't rust.
  10. Uniquedot

    Uniquedot Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the barrel lug? if so the discoloration is a normal production process.
  11. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    It's the gas bracket. I just looked in the manual.
  12. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    It's not a problem.
  13. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    Thank you all.
  14. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    I agree. It looks to me like the thin metal that bracket is made of merely took coloration due to the heat of soldering to the barrel. The barrel looks fine because it has much more mass to distribute the heat through conduction. That little part just didn't have the same mass to dissipate heat. I say no problem, and if you look at nearly any soldered part on anything, gun or not, small parts are often discolored by heat. If it was a cosmetic issue (not covered by the forend), it would have been buffed out. As is, no harm no foul.
  15. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto - no issue. :)
  16. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help. :D
  17. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  18. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    It's fine. Different alloys take bluing differently, and getting a deep rich blue on the gas ring is passe.

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