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Discoloration of the slide and metal parts. What causes this discoloration? Is this normal, just as the extractors on the numerous USP's seem to change to a goldish/brownish color?

All replies and help are greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
 

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Given the age, I say looks pretty good. The plum color on slide release is normal, the finish on the slide is intact and doing what it is supposed to, just showing a little age. If you nitpick any pistol I am sure you can find variance in finish. These are designed to be shot, not ridiculed.
 

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Gt is going to love this one.

Quick, someone get some nitroglycerin tabs ready for his heart attack he's about to have.

EDIT: Damn, he beat me to it.
 

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Given the age, I say looks pretty good. The plum color on slide release is normal, the finish on the slide is intact and doing what it is supposed to, just showing a little age. If you nitpick any pistol I am sure you can find variance in finish. These are designed to be shot, not ridiculed.

This is probably the answer I was looking for. I think I will post questions/discussions here first, from now on. Thank you very much for this helpful information!
 

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I've seen this "plum" finish more typical on the P7 series...I've never seen on a USP.

As stated above - should not be an issue.
 

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That is a nice clean looking USP. If you can only see it under a bright light, then don't worry; shoot it and enjoy!
 

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It's junk. Send it to me for proper disposal imediately.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
First, thank you all for your input. The reassurance is REALLY appreciated!

I have seen this on the P7 series also. This is also my first time ever seeing it on a USP. Just curious to know what exactly it was.
 
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