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Just curious if anyone else has these lines on their M&P finish? Is this normal? I don't have these line on my Glock or XD finish. Thanks







 

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I've taken a silicone cloth to it but that didn't work. I have not yet tried any solvent. Trying to figure out if it's normal before I do. It seems to conform around some of the parts.
 

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I have a couple, not as severe as yours. I believe it is the result of creating the finish. AFAIK it is a dipping process, and my guess is that is the result of bubbles at some point.



as far as i can tell, they don't come out, nor do they seem to adversely affect anything.
 

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I just looked at mine, and I have the same marks. Doesn't seem to affect anything, so I don't think I'm going to worry about it...
 

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I have the same marks, I think it might be a side effect of the melonite finish.
 

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Now all this talk about it makes me want to pull mine out when I get home and check it.... LOL.. But I don't remember seeing anything like that... Will let you know when I get home..



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Every gun I have had in here has those marks on them. I have not confirmed this with S&W but I believe these to be related to the Melonite treatment or the final machining process.



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Dan Burwell said:
Every gun I have had in here has those marks on them. I have not confirmed this with S&W but I believe these to be related to the Melonite treatment or the final machining process.



Dan


I agree with Dan, all the M&P's I've handled/ shot (dozens) have had SOME sort of finish "blem" from Melonite process , 9's, 40's, 357's, xx's



I just chalk it up to being what it is..a $400 service pistol..JMHO
 

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my MPA6xxx has some only around the extractor
 

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MPB5XXX and my pistol looks like the original poster. I was planning on calling S&W after I fire a few hundred more rounds through it.
 

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I ended up taking this .40 back due to several factors and got another one. The new one only had some slight marks but nothing like the first. Thanks for the responses all.
 

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Hope you're happier with the new one.



....just for the sake of the thread, mine is an MPA4XXX, and doesn't show any blemishes on the finish. Guess I just got lucky!



....off to the range (again)
 

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Has anyone actually called S&W about these lines yet?

I have them too, around the end of the extractor and on the barrel lug (?) which is visible through the ejection port. Not as bad as the posted images, but unbecoming of a quality firearm no matter what the price is. Has anyone asked S&W about them, before I do?
 

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Yep, I have them. Maybe we could start a sub club for guys with the marks




Funny, I just cleaned mine tonight, getting ready to fire it for the first time this weekend, and I noticed the marks. Thought what the heck???? Then came to this forum and walla! A thread!



This forum is too cool



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There are some on my M&P 40 too. Gives it some character. Makes it blend in better with me kind of like camouflage, cuz I always got coffee stains down the front of me. So the piece doesn't show when it's tucked in my belt.
 
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