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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    Houston56 XDTalk 500 Member

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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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    [​IMG]

    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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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    The gun was new and the barrel is clean, had a bit of black marker on it from marking the barrel. The gun is cleaned after every firing. I'll bet the flat spot is from 500 rounds. Thanks for your concern on the cleaning.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing as far as cleaning, make sure you clean between the sights aswell ;)

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    Here is a quick shot of my barrel, its gone through about 300 rounds, I'm sure another 200 wouldn't start scraping down the barrel... if its removing layers from the barrel, make the call, they'll fix it..
    From my Evo w/ Tapatalk
     
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    No problem, buddy.

    Springfield has notoriously good Customer Service. You're in good hands.
     
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    Yep. Get ahold of them and report back here so we know what SA did for you. I have almost 5k rounds amd my barrel looks nothing like that flat spot.

    Last night while cleaning mine I put oil around the muzzle end and worked the slide several times. Only place the oil was disturbed was on bottom of the barrel....not the top. There is no wear on bottom and it is still black there also, almost like new.
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Want to thank everyone for their help. Ya I see the stuff along the sight, it's some leather off the holster. The reason the bluing looks like it's gone is because it is. I just got the answer to my question. A friend was going to polish the barrel for me and I thought I would ask him about the mark. Comes to pass that he messed it up and it's no fault of the gun. I'm surprised I didn't see it before and just thought it was from wear. I also don't believe he didn't tell me about it. The gun shoots fine and straight so I think it's fine. Sorry for all the trouble, but thanks everyone.
     

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