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Has HK used two different stainless finishes on the USP -- a bright glossy stainless and also a mat-stainless? I have a mat-stainless compact (AE date code) and am wondering if the occasional USP advertised as SS hasn't actually been hard chromed because of how shiny the finish is.

(I once had a dealer tell me that an all nickel SIG was all stainless, so I don't I don't assume everyone knows what they are selling, or is honest!)
 

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Some are shinier than others. I heard HK did a run of matte stainless for a big wholesaler - not sure who it was. Mine all look like this. Im sure no owner is dumb enough to pass off a hard chrome HK as stainless...but you never know. You can see lighting make a huge difference how both finishes look.

*Click thumb-nails for biggies*





Here is the same stainless USP beside a hard chrome USP

 

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Kost, thank you for the pics. Clearly SS and hard chrome don't look alike, but the chrome sure looks good.
 
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