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Good evening everyone!

I just finished oiling my wife's XD. It's been about 5 weeks since it's been "out" and it felt a little dry (I know, we've been shooting the P22 lately cause it's cheap).

Anyhoo, I've got a question for you all, and I'm sure the following paranoia only comes from reading all of the "rust" postings:

Whilst having the slide turned upside down on my cleaning mat for oiling and wiping, I noticed a little bit of a reddish sheen on the bottom corner of the extractor claw. GASP! :shock: I thought, could it be??? Was it rust? I couldn't tell, but it's color certainly looked right.

The thing that puzzled me was that the area was still a little wet with oil from the last time it was oiled. It was wet enough to have a "sheen" on it from (presumably) a coating of oil.

Is it possible that the reddish sheen I saw was caked brass shavings from casings sliding under the extractor claw during cycling? Thinking more about it, the color really had a copper-like tone to it.

If it isn't too much trouble, and your XD is nearby, would anyone mind field stripping it to see if you've got a little metallic buildup on the very corner of your extractor claw? I'd be very appreciative, thanks in advance for all those that look! :)

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