The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 19, 2013, 07:23 PM   #1
welshgal2001
Member
 
Join Date: June 20, 2013
Location: upper marlboro md
Posts: 21
Pitting on barrel

ok a very good friend of mine made a comment today about his Davis ind pistol has pitting on barrel, Personally never heard of it and I was wondering if any of you guys n gals can shed some light on what he means by this.
thanks

Last edited by JohnKSa; July 20, 2013 at 01:25 PM. Reason: .
welshgal2001 is offline  
Old July 19, 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
Aguila Blanca
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 6,302
Pitting can occur on the outside, due to rust, or it can occur on the inside due to rust that develops from corrosive residue from firing that has not been cleaned away.

Considering that a Davis pistol is a junk, Saturday night special, some pitting on the exterior would not surprise or concern me. Pitting in the bore can affect accuracy and also make future cleaning more difficult, but a Davis is not a pistol that should be shot a lot so my suggestion would be to give the gun a good cleaning, apply a light coat of oil inside and out as a rust preventive, and not worry about the pitting.
Aguila Blanca is online now  
Old July 20, 2013, 01:20 PM   #3
Skans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2008
Posts: 7,771
One of my favorite plinking guns to shoot is an old High Standard .22 Sport King. Someone refinished it, but it has pretty severe pitting on the barrel, slide and a little on the frame. It's easier to clean than my Ruger Mark II, so I've been shooting the heck out of it. I inherited it from my grandfather-in-law.

Bottom line: Pitting is ugly, but rarely hurts the function of the gun.
Skans is offline  
Old July 21, 2013, 12:43 AM   #4
45Gunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2009
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 1,727
Not sure what type of gun this is as I am unfamiliar with the brand. Many reasons a barrel can pit but from personal experience I can tell you even with a high quality gun that you use for carry, if it is not cleaned and oiled after a day of sweating all over it, it will rust/pit. If you live in a hot, humid climate and sweat while carrying the gun, at the very least, dry it off each night and treat it to a light coating of oil. Also, leave it out of the holster and give the holster time to dry out overnight on your nightstand.
__________________
45Gunner
May the Schwartz Be With You.
NRA Instructor
NRA Life Member
45Gunner is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06340 seconds with 7 queries