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Thread: Mistake buy G17 barrel, what are my coating options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    As gunner blue says, I havnt noticed “in the white” referred to for stainless before (but havent looked for it either)
    I can only imagine its to distinguish from bead blasted or polished, maybe.

    KKM barrels are 416 with no treatment and have a great reputation (mine has been great with no noticable excessive wear). 416 is used, untreated for rifle barrels as well, so I would not (did not) hesitate to use it as-is.

    Edit- the only other variable I can think of is passivation, but I cant find if that is typical on 416R barrels or not.
    Well I might experiment with this barrel then. Run it normally until it starts showing signs of rust, or abnormal wear
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    This is what I was going off of:

    https://greyghostprecision.com/ggp-g...-grade-barrel/


    If it was a special run in carbon steel, then still not a biggy since loads and loads of auto pistols have been made using carbon steels barrels without problems.

    The Glock recommended 2 drops of lube externally smeared around, plus occasional clean and lube of the vote and chamber should keep everything going fine.

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    Should be fine without a finish. I've been running a lone wolf 416 stainless in my G21 for a while. Its bead blasted, but no coatings have been applied. It looks fine, no rust, normal wear.

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    Doubt you will have any issues with even minimal care of it. Install it, shoot it and dont look back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Business_Casual View Post
    Stay cheap, Cold Blue and oil it.
    I did not know it was stainless. Just keep it lubricated and dry.

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    Colt, S&W and numerous other manufacturers have or are using stainless barrels with no finish applied in their pistols with no issues. Just run it as is.

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    You’ll be just fine with that stainless steel barrel. You’d probably be fine if it was in the white.

    This reminds me of a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II that I purchased. After having it for a while, someone pointed out to me that the barrel was unfinished carbon steel. I thought that he didn’t know what he was talking about. After all, I had purchased the stainless model. I looked it up on Kimber’s website which said that the barrel was made from “match grade steel”. My BS meter went off, so I called them. Sure enough, they confirmed that the barrel is unfinished carbon steel. It goes to show that you can’t really tell by looking at a barrel (and you can’t really trust Kimber’s marketing).

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