Unusual Wear g19 gen4

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  1. g19cyoung

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    Hello! I recently had a g19 gen3 replaced with a gen4 due to the erratic ejection issues you're already heard so much about. Quick question on my new gen4... I like the way it performs but noticed some unusual wear. It's a scratch on the top of the barrel and has an identical scratch in the slide. Attached are pictures. Just need some feedback to feel confident this isn't something I should worry about or should I send it back to Glock for a replacement? Any feedback would be appreciated.
     

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    Just wear. Make sure you keep the barrel hood portion of the slide oiled with a drop of oil, it looks dry.
     
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    If you didn't have a mark there something would be wrong.
     
  4. g19cyoung

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    It was dry so I could take the picture showing the scratch. plenty of oil would be transferred from the slide when I rack the slide. I've never seen this as "normal" the horizontal wear is but the perpendicular scratch with a matching scratch inside??
     
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    I really can't remember if the scratch was there before I racked the slide the 1st time when I held it for the first time. Could have been from the factory? I DID see the scratch before I went to the range and DID notice it didn't get worse.
     
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    It's its just a minor surface scratch, don't worry about. I don't see anything unusual about that type of wear.
     
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    What's weird is the scratch that matches in the slide. If it wasn't for that, I would worry about it. The only thing that keep me calm is the fact it isn't getting worse. I'm thinking it something that happened at the factory.
     
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    I hear ya. It is a bit strange that they are wearing on the same spot but it's probably nothing.
     
  9. g19cyoung

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    I love thing damn thing too much... It's pathetic.
     
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    Wow, you really pay close attention to your gun !! (I feel like an underachiever):cool:
     
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    I get emotional about my Glocks. It's causing marriage issues. ;-)
     
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    I must admit, I've seen slide & barrel hood wear like that before,
    but I've never seen a scratch like that. Most likely caused by a
    burr on the slide or barrel left behind from machining. That area
    will develop a bit more wear. After a few more hundred rounds
    fired, I doubt the scratch will be visable.
     
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    That makes me feel better. I just want to accept my new firearm and move on. I believe you have just done that for me. Thanks!
     
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    Its a very small scratch that could be caused from debri, a burr, a piece of brass shaving getting in there, whatever................ but it isn't some kind of serious design flaw where your pistol is eating itself and falling apart.

    It is normal, something that could happen to any one of us.

    Just keep shooting it.
     
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    :cool:
     
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    Just shoot it and let us know how she runs!
     
  17. Genin

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    Just looks like you had gotten a small piece of dirt, debris, etc in there and it rubbed a little finish off. It looks fine.