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I just cleaned my XD 40 service after 100 rounds of WWB 165 gr. FMJ and noticed wear marks on the outside of the barrel...is this normal?? I'll try and add a picture once I figure out how...
 

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Usually on the top front, and on the top of the chamber. Normal.
 

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It's normal. I've got them around my barrel and on the top of the ejector area (don't know what this is called). It gives her personality.
 

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Thank you.....I tried to add pictures but haven't had any luck ..still trying to upload to a couple free picture host web sites...
Okay...as long as it is norm...
Again, Thanks..........
 

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Same here. I just bought my XD a couple of weeks ago, and already noticed a bit of wear.

I'm slightly relieved to see that it's normal, but at the same time, I hate to hear that it's normal.
 

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Masamune357 said:
Same here. I just bought my XD a couple of weeks ago, and already noticed a bit of wear.

I'm slightly relieved to see that it's normal, but at the same time, I hate to hear that it's normal.
Gives it charachter!!! :D
 

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I love playing with my camera so I took a few pics of the *wear* on my XD40 barrel.. And for those who are wondering about it being a *bad* thing.. It really isn't. :) It really isn't wearing anything only the finish.. It's simply polishing the surfaces.. The barrel locks up with the slide and gives you accuracy.. After it's polished it basically won't get any worse... Mine has roughly 2000rds through it.. It doesn't look worse than after 100 rounds.



And here is the top of my chamber.. I think someone was asking about that.

 

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perfectly normal. my Glocks showed similar wear when I had them :wink:
 

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It's normal. I've got them around my barrel and on the top of the ejector area (don't know what this is called). It gives her personality.
The "hood". You'll see the same wear on any pistol with a blued hood. Even on brand new guns in a display case. They get scraped being test fired.

I always wondered why they don't just polish the hood so they don't looked scraped, but c'est la vie. (I used a "lead out" cloth on the hood of my barrel....it took off enough of the bluing so it now has a sort of 'black chrome" look).

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D.
 

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For image hosting you could try here.

http://www.imagevenue.com/upload.php

As far as the scratches go-, as my employees tell me,

If your tools aint dirty and dented, then you aint doing anything.

I will be holding grammer lessons for them soon.
 

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Delija said:
I always wondered why they don't just polish the hood so they don't looked scraped, but c'est la vie. (I used a "lead out" cloth on the hood of my barrel....it took off enough of the bluing so it now has a sort of 'black chrome" look).

Peace,
D.
Sig Sauer does. I don't care either way it doesn't much bother me. :)
 

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JusXD40 said:
Delija said:
I always wondered why they don't just polish the hood so they don't looked scraped, but c'est la vie. (I used a "lead out" cloth on the hood of my barrel....it took off enough of the bluing so it now has a sort of 'black chrome" look).

Peace,
D.
Sig Sauer does. I don't care either way it doesn't much bother me. :)
Yeah, a lot do, and a lot don't. My Ruger MKII (and I think all of them) has a blued bolt but the exposed part is polished). But a lot of the guns are just like the XD and have scraped hoods from the test shooting.

It doesn't bother me either. The only reason I used the "lead out" cloth on the hood was to see if it would really do it - it says on the instructions not to use on blued steel....that it will remove the bluing. My curiousity got the best of me. For stainless steel, the lead out cloth is just amazing!!!! Makes cleaning a stainless gun very easy....it got black marks off my guide rod in just seconds that I thought I would have forever.

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D.
 

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Mine had the worn blueing out of the box. I used navel jelly on my barrel to take it all off and then polished the exterior of the barrel and hood with a small wire wheel in my Dremel.

This is after 2000rds.
 

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I did pretty much the same thing as dave. As soon as I saw some bare metal, I said what the hell and stripped and polished the damn thing. :D

Plus the polished barrel looks great with a Don's guide rod.
 

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Hey guys, i am noticing the same thing on my new xd. I also noticed that along with the wear on the end of the barrel, there is also a distinct lip towards the end too. I am wondering if this is normal as well or maybe it was just like this when it was new and i didnt notice. It does not seen to be out of round or at a sharp angle, but it seems like the very end section of the barrel past the wear marks is a bit bigger in diameter than the front section...if that makes any sense. Is this normal?
 

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It's possible you have a bulge, but I would bet that it's an optical illusion caused by the wear marks.

I looked at my 45LE and even though it hasn't been shot yet, I have barrel wear from Springfield test firing it and from me racking the slide during it's first cleaning and dry firing practice. It appeared to me that I had that bulge too, but measurements quickly showed it was just an optical illusion.
 
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