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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cabman, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. cabman

    cabman TS Member

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    I have been looking at SO's and it appears that the metal on the sideplates shows all kinds handling marks very easily. Is this really the case?

    Cabman
     
  2. oz

    oz Active Member

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    it is bare metal. you have to keep it oiled all the time. oz
     
  3. goatskin

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    cabman, in a word, Yes.

    Beretta, for whatever reason, does not case-harden their steel after engraving, and it marks easily and obviously. That may be because they use low-carbon steels, or some other reason.

    That is also the case for their higher grades, too. They are likewise soft and show every ding.

    Bob
     
  4. cabman

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    Does the metal eventually reach some kind of "patina"? This presents a real problem for me in that I am used to the finish on a K80 and have taken great pride maintaining the "newness" of it. The metal on the SO just looks dull to me....
     
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    Just a little Flitz will keep it Better than New. Shoot Well..Shoot Often, Bart
     
  6. Hal1225

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    Being a forced into retirement machine shop owner this info is very interesting to me as Beretta makes our military side arms and police use their products too.
    I don't own anything made by them, not because they are not well made or not reliable, it's because I don't consider it a good idea to build their company up over local ones. Even though they may own property and company's in the USA I still am against supporting them with my dollars. If they were the only option around then maybe I would change my thinking. Before that happens I would build my own myself. Before that happens my Dad's Model 12 has to go "belly up".

    Oh Wow regards,

    Harry
     
  7. gun fitter

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    cabman,

    There actually rather easy to care for call me and I'll let you know about them.
    here's a pic of one I just got done with the stock for it
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    Joe Goldberg 609 231 6187

    Also have a brand new one a Trap 30" flat rib for $18,700 and will alter to your custom dimensions and finish included in price.
     
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