Barrel wear

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  1. rufusdog

    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    I was cleaning my XDSC 40 and noticed a flat spot on the front of the barrel. It's right on top at the very end where it sits in the slide. Is this normal? I have only about 500 rounds fired.
     
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    pic?
     
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    Wear is perfectly normal now if this wear is cutting into the material if the barrel not so normal..pics will help
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    I'll try to get a pic up later tonight.
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    can't get a picture that show's the ware, it's too shinny but yes it's removing material from the end of the barrel. It must be rubbing on the slide when it comes back and the barrel comes up.
     
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    FIFY..........:)

    Without pics it's hard to say, but if it's for sure getting into the metal then yes you have a problem should contact SA ASAP>...CS is excellent and will get you str8!
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    I know it's hard to answer that question without a picture but I can't get it to show with or without a flash. I emailed SA yesterday and have had no reply as of yet. I might try to color the make and take a picture and see if that will work. Thanks for reply.
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    [​IMG]

    Not the greatest but it's as good as I can get.

    Ok that didn't work. The heck with it . I'll shoot till it
    won't shoot. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Now are you talking about the top flat portion of barrel, if you cannot feel any abrasion with your fingers and its only finish rubbing, its is fine. Look at the picture below is that the problem area your talking about?
     

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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    No it's at the muzzle of the barrel, straight down from the front sight. It seems to be hitting the slide as it moves back and the barrel comes up. I guess I should have said on top of the muzzle (top front of the barrel)
     
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    Got the image working for you. You had some extra letters in the URL.

    That wear isn't normal. You should send it in to Springfield.
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Thanks shatnerglass, not sure where the extra letters came from. I didn't think it was right, it shows a bit better with the black marker on it. I did email SA yesterday about it but have not heard back from them yet. Thanks again.
     
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    Def not normal, that are is flattened?
     
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    Is this a used gun? The barrel picture looks very dirty with some discoloration of the blued barrel also.:confused: If used, I bet the flat spot is from a lot of bullets down range. If it's a new gun, you need to clean it up and oil it. Have you ever cleaned it since you have owned it?
     
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    just noticed that^^^^
     

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