Question about the metal of barrel and slide

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by xj220_jagcar, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Hi y'all again. Ok, so I've seen quite a few posts about polishing the feed ramp and even the outside block of the chamber, be it for looks or improving action. Here's my question, does anyone know if the barrel and slide is stainless steel, or just typical carbon steel? I ask, because I don't want to increase the chances of corrosion by polishing if it's not stainless. Thanks for the input!

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  2. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Barrel is steel. Slide, block, etc is a Zinc alloy. Polishes fine. When it starts to tarnish (never rusts) just buff it out.
     

  3. panoz77

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  4. MotorCraftGT

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    Hi Point uses Chrome Moly 4130 steel for their barrels.
     
  5. Awesome, thanks! And good read 'pan', learned something new today about alloys.