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S&W model 10 finish

jonesj8jonesj8 Member Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
edited June 2008 in Ask the Experts
I saw the same model pistol with a very similiar finish as the pistol in this auction. Is that a factory finish and if so anyone know what it is called. Here is a link to the auction



  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It looks like it's been Parkerized. I don't recall seeing any modern made S & W's coming from the factory with that kind of finish. They might have put that kind of finish on some police or paramilitary contract guns though?
  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,793 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No. Armalloy is a high quality after-market finish. The gun to which you have a link has a lesser quality finish, known as Bubba-alloy.

    Not all finishes are alike; S&W does have several matte factory finishes, but not on the M10. You have to know what you are looking at before you buy.

  • dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    If it was true Armalloy, it wouldn't be two tone!!
  • EVILDR235EVILDR235 Member Posts: 4,847
    edited November -1
    It may be a spray on finish to hide defects.Beware.
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