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Old January 19, 2021, 03:30 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rc
The galling concern with the 659 and obsession with special lubrication is really overblown. Surfaces tend to polish smooth with modern gun steel not gall. A little oil now and then and you are good to go.
Galling was, indeed, a known problem with some of the earliest attempts at making semi-automatic pistols of stainless steel. If I remember correctly, the solution arrived at was to use different alloys of stainless for the slide and frame. Galling occurs most readily between parts made from the same alloy.

Whether or not the 659 was early enough to have been susceptible to this problem is beyond my meager knowledge.
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