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k 80 factory nitrate finish

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. g7777777

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    No cons
     
  2. SeldomShoots

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    From what I have seen and heard locally on two different K-80's it is durable, looks good and won't stick to any gold that you have on a gun.

    John E.
     
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    The nitrate finish was used to replace the old coin finish. It has the look of coin but is much more durable and won't wear as bad. However, it will not stand up like nickle will over the long haul.
    I have had K-80's with all of those finishes along with blued and the nickle is the most durable, then nitrate, coin, and blued was by far the worst for wear.
    The nitrate is a first class look.
     
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    My K-80 Nitrate finish was done poorly, but un-noticeable when I received the gun. I got the gun in 2003 new, and when I shot it, the receiver had Tarnish spots appear on it, that didn't come off easy. Krieghoff originally blamed the oil in my hands, but that didn't explain that it would only spot in the same locations, and not everywhere I touched it.

    They replaced the receiver with a new one (6 month wait) and the problem was gone.The Nitrate finish from the factory was not put on 100%, and ultimately had coin finish surfaces that were unprotected.
     
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    The nickel finish gets shiny spots where you hold it. They all have some concerns, but still probably your best choice.
     
  6. g7777777

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    Nitride is much more durable than nickle- I dont know the numbers but if I were to guess I would say Nitrate is 50 times more durable

    Someone above said nickle was more durable- that is wrong in my experience

    I dont know guys---------- I have had a bunch of nickled receivers and several nitride ones so someone might think they had one type of finish but really had another

    Now nickle is a good finish- I am not saying that it isnt- it is a lot more durable than blue or any of those bake on coatings but it isnt in the same category of nitride

    nitride is not a coating- its an actual chemical change to the top 3 thousands of the surface metal as I remember and it is hard- very hard- so hard it makes a great way to refinish a K32

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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