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June 30, 2001, 12:58 AM
I seem to remember back in the late 60's or early 70's, a gun rag article about gold plating the bearing surfaces on the action of a firearm. Specifically a revolver if I remember right. I think the idea was that gold against gold would have less friction or would custom form to each other after a certin number of dry fires. Anyone remember this? Did it actually work?


June 30, 2001, 01:28 AM
After a fashion, yes. A variation on this are the CZ 75 pistols with copper plated parts. The idea died out since it was expensive, and didn't really add that much. There are new coatings that work as well or better, and are more durable.
One of those periodic fads, that didn't last.