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look at my g23 rails,is this ok?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by crushproof, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. crushproof

    crushproof

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    i went to the range yesterday with a buddy, and shot 150 rounds. i decided to clean today and i noticed the front right rail the metal has started to come off showing the copper(i'm assuming) underneath. is this something that will start messing with the performance of the gun and needs to be sent to glock? and will the copper start to corrode and turn green and blue?:crying:
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  2. MarkCO

    MarkCO CLM Millennium Member

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    The rails are not copper anywhere. Glock uses a copper anti-sieze paste from the factory. Should wipe off.
     

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    it's not the anti seize, i'm sure, the metal was actually flaking and when i peeled it off it was brown underneath
     
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    I've noticed this with very new glocks (unshot) shouldnt be a problem...

    I've shot to the point a slide is wearing out and its not coppper. Its funny you mention this I was looking at new glocks today when I noticed huges flakes of copper (gold colored flakes) on the bottom of the slide...
     
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    What is showing is probably the copper plating under the nickel plating on the rails.
     
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    +1 :picard:
     
  7. crushproof

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    yes i think so too, but is it a problem will it start messing with the performance, or is it just cosmetic? worried that the copper plating will start to corrode too

    ps: ya'll it's not the copper anti seize lube, that stuff came off a long time ago.....the silver metal has actually started coming off
     
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    the plating flakes occasionally.
    it's apparently not a big deal.
     
  9. G36's Rule

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    My opinion only...

    I don't like it at all. We've seen other pictures on here of the same thing. I have not heard of any performance issues though, so it may just be cosmetic.

    One thing to remember now. With the exposed copper you can not use cleaners that have ammonia in it. It will attack the copper.
     
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    i'm just hoping the copper doesn't start to corrode or turn green, i guess i'm in the minority where the metal plating has come off of there glock
     
  11. SCC

    SCC just me

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    you are not the only one ... I have seen it before ...
    and glock said it will NOT hurt the gun in any way :wavey:
     
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    Don't they call that scaling.:dunno:
     
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    If the plating peeling off won't hurt the gun in any way, why would they go to the trouble and expense of putting it on there in the first place ?

    Does not see to make sense to me
     
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    I actually thought this was an old thread, I've seen probably five threads about this since I joined here. It always goes back and forth about the copper anti-seize. One guy even called Glock and they told him it was the nickel plating coming off, but not to worry about it because they're steel underneath the nickel and copper.

    Call Glock and ask them.(and be sure to tell them it's not the anti-seize)
     
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    The plating is there for a reason. The copper only serves to allow the plating to bond to the steel. If it were mine, I'd make them fix it, since you arte sure it is not the copper paste.
     
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    Try some synthetic oil on the contact points, should help.
     
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    Apply a light coat of CLP, reassemble the pistol. Take it to the range, load it and enjoy that Glock.

    :cool:
     
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    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    I agree, send it back and have Glock fix it..I dont know why some of you guys put up with this crap. It is not ok, It should not have happened. Dont settle for crappy craftsmenship. Send it back..
     
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    shoot the dam thing till the rails fall of then send it in to glock so they can fix it for free .... :whistling:
     
  20. WolfNotSheep

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    I would send it back if it were me, harmless cosmetic flaw or no.