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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by JAS104, Jul 31, 2013.


  1. JAS104

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    Gen 4 19 with only around 1k rounds through it. Does it look like excessive wear on the locking block? No aftermarket parts or anything, it's all stock. As i said its a Gen 4 19, serial number RXVXXX.It almost looks to me like its worn down to copper. Thing its something to be concerned about? The gun is still perfectly operational, I just want to get some advice.
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  2. J_P

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    How does the barrel lugs look, any excess wear on them or on the slide where there is friction, maybe a burr on the underside of the slide. Hard to tell in the pics!


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    Looks fine to me for 1000 rounds.
     
  4. JAS104

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    Sorry about that I took the pics with my phone :whistling:.
    The barrel lugs look fine, little to no wear at all, and the slide looks fine. Its just weird to be that the block is so worn, it almost looks like a silver metal is peeling off and exposing copper underneath? :dunno:
     
  5. Maine

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    It looks excessive to me. I no longer own any Glocks but I've put thousands of rounds through at least a few of mine and never wore off the finish like that.
     
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    Looks excessive to me!
     
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    I don't see any metal being worn away, just the surface coating.
     
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    What cleaners do you use?

    The locking block is a steel part with a copper cladding to allow the nickel plating to adhere. Many cleaners are VERY damaging to the nickel plating. That is all you are seeing, the plating coming off. If you are seriously concerned, search for a Glock certified Armorer in your area. Gunshops, ranges are the best locations to find an Armorer.
     
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    BreakFree CLP, but I've used Hoppes #9 a few times as well. Do you think this errosion of the plating will effect the cycling function over time? Wanted to get a few opinions on here before i went to see an armorer.
     
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    I don't know if this helps, but this is a G23gen4 with less than 1K rounds (I don't count).

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    Its fine. Don't worry about it.

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  12. OldSchool64

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    Anyone who thinks they know what "normal" is has gotta be delusional






    Edited to add... :supergrin:... don't take me too seriously.
     
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    The plating is for corrosion protection/prevention.
    Hoppes #9 will severely erode and peel nickel plating. Use in barrel if you like, but keep it off all small parts.
    A Glock certified Armorer will, most likely, replace the locking block for free. You can replace it yourself, if you want to avoid the hassle and buy the block yourself. That is what I would do.
     
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    I think I owned one nickel plated gun years ago, and I haven't used #9 in 20 years or more. So I probably haven't paid attention to this.

    But I had never heard of hoppes#9 being bad for nickel plated guns. Did a bit of google searching and it has a horrible reputation for turning the nickel plating milky and causing flaking if left on too long.

    I learned something new today.

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    At least this was not a locker room question.
     
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    +1

    If the metal doesn't look square on the edges you may an issue ( can't tell from the pics) but not likely.
    Remember Glocks have very short metal insert that interface with the slide.... From what I see no biggy.
     
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    Stop worrying and keep on shooting!