Originally Posted by Steve59
If it is like nedw then it sould be and not broken in....a barrel is just like a motor in a car it needs to be broken in. However, this is not to say that it shouldn't look clean with no residue left after cleaning. I usually soak the bore down with a brush & solvent set it aside and clean the slide and its other internals. Then run a few patched thru it and soak it again with a patch and finish cleaning the rest of the gun and lube. then run 6-8 patches through the bore and oil and reassemble. Of course this is just me and I have been told Im kinda anal about my gun cleaning regimine LOL
So, put a flash light on the other end of the barrel...does it seem shiny when you look from the other side? Mine does too.
However, if I put a strong light (LED?) on same side of the barrel
as looking into I see some
discoloration or what ever. In other words, not solid, mirrored black.
Point being, I don't think after 750 rounds or more one will ever
get the barrel to stay "store bought new" right?