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Just want to know are the XD slides stainless and is the bi-tone the same only polished?
 

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No the slide on the black guns are not stainless.
 

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Where did you get this info? SA told me that they are all stainless, and only diff is Melonite on the black ones (at least on 'late' models).

No the slide on the black guns are not stainless.
 

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Whats wierd is, im not even sure. I would guess that the melonite slides are not stainless (i heard the treatment is better suited for standard steel). The bitone, i would guess, is stainless.


EDIT: I just checked the SA site and i was right. Forged steel (better for melonite). Stainless satin finish for bi-tone.
 

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Melonite treatment is meant for corrosion resistance.
Who at Springfield told you that the all the frames were stainless?
 

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Thanks. It was CS a year or so ago that told me all the slides are stainless, I should have asked the Custom Shop directly when my SC was being reworked.

Melonite treatment is meant for corrosion resistance.
Who at Springfield told you that the all the frames were stainless?
 
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