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New handgun with copper/rust color?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by lithnights, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. lithnights

    lithnights Member

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    I just got a new (my 1st) handgun. There appears to be a rust or copper color on certain areas of the gun. See attached. The 1st picture is, obviously, the trigger. The 2nd is the end of the slide. The 3rd is the other end of the slide (where you can see the coloring running along the entire slide).

    I asked the dealer about this when I first got it and he mentioned something about oil and blew it off. I know I should have asked more, but I didn't. But now I'm wondering if these colorings are expected or not. Help?

    I haven't fired the weapon at all so the pics you see are of the gun right out of the box. Should I be concerned?

    I'm a first timer so if this is a dumb question, I apologize.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. PO2Hammer

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    That's copper anti seize lubricant applied to all new Glocks. The bit on the trigger is just a little slop.
    You don't have to replace it when cleaning and oiling, it's just meant to help the gun break in without galling the metal.
     
  3. m33p0n3

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    Yep, what he said. Just clean her up, lube it, and shoot the crap out of it.
     
  4. GRIZ22

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    IIRC the manual will tell you about this lubricant.
     
  5. lithnights

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    Thanks! So in theory, I guess the coloring will just go away in time.

    by the way, I had searched the manual (read it cover to cover the day I got the gun) and it doesn't mention anything about possible copper coloring due to any lubricant. Odd.
     
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    Ever hear of cosmoline same stuff
     
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    A rag or paper towel with a bit of solvent on it should clean away the copper colouring right away if it's just some copper antiseize. It may not wipe away with a dry rag or paper towel just due to the surface texture of the finish. But with a bit of solvent to float it away it should be gone pronto.
     
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    "So in theory the copper color will go away in time?"

    The "rust/copper" color is in fact the color of the lube. It will go away when you wipe it off.
     
  9. ArchAngelCD

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    Not nearly the sane stuff. Cosmoline is not a lubricant like Never-Seize is. I think the Copper colored stuff is used a lot by Caterpillar, the tractor company, at least there's where I've seen it. Most other Never-seize is Silver in color.
     
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    It is an excellent product.

    My neighbor is an electrician, and I got a container from him.

    It is messy as the dickens, and tracks over everything that you touch, but good stuff!
     
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    Dang, it's the OPs first handgun.

    Whatever happened to the only stupid question is the question not asked?

    It's too easy and not worth a post to just jump in and say "read the manual". How about giving a page number in the manual as well as answer the question?

    Something like this could be helpful.

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    In the manual I have (REV. 11/08) page 37 it states in the paragraph SLIDE: "Note that the copper colored lubricant found on portions of the slide of brand new GLOCK pistols should not be removed, as it will help to provide long-term lubrication of the slide."

    Barring what the Glock manual says, I cleaned it off after the first shooting session and relubed it with gun grease.
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  13. Sam1911

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    Indeed, the only stupid questions are the ones not asked.

    We exist to help each other along. Politely.

    Welcome, lithnights! Please don't hesitate to ask any and all questions. Some of us do read the manuals. Some of us who did read the manuals realize how easy it is to still miss or misunderstand something.

    Take care, and enjoy your new gun!
     
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    Welcome.......... And ALL of us here have had a new toy or two and didn't quite get to the manual until AFTER we came across something we didn't know.

    Glad to have you here and do as much practice shooting with that pistol as you possibly can. They are great tools to use for mental-wellness days at the range and possibly to protect you and your loved ones.
     
  15. lithnights

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    Thanks. I indeed want to get to the range as soon as I can. I picked it up last week but due to Christmas stuff, and the noreaster we just got here in Philly, I've been unable to get out. That will change this week though!
     
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    Page 37 of Glock manual:

    SLIDE: The slide rail cuts should be cleaned of dirt and debris by using a clean patch on the end of a toothbrush-type cleaning tool. Note that the copper colored lubricant found on portions of the slide of brand new GLOCK pistols should not be removed, as it will help provide long-term lubrication of the slide...
     
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