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Its normal, some show more color then others. Another common issue is the extractor turning a similar color over time. Totally cosmetic, what do you think HK is going to do for you?
Honestly I have no idea. That's why I'm here. Didn't know if it was normal.
Is it alright that it has worn away?
Is there anyway I can have an armorer/gunsmith recoat it?

Thank you for your help and comments by the way. I appreciate it very much.
 

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Plunky is mistaken, this is normal.
It is a result of finish wear. Either you are using your gun, or some type of cleaner is being especially hard on the finish.
This is normal.
Your extractor will start to do this also, especially if you shoot alot.

You could probably have a gunsmith refinish it, but then again what's the point? If you shoot alot you will see finish wear that's a fact.
 

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Send it to H&K to look at, if its defective, it will be replaced. All we can do is guess whats wrong.

H&K are 'The Pro's' - not us
 

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I really don't think that is normal.

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I've got 3 USP .45ACP pistols. 2 fullsized, one compact. One of the fullsize pistols is over 13 years old (1995 vintage) and has well over 50,000 rounds through it.

It shows nothing like the wear or discoloration that the OP pictures show.

In fact, none of them do.

I suggest first calling H&K and talking to them. They might ask to see some pictures before deciding on the next course of action.
 

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I really don't think that is normal.

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I've got 3 USP .45ACP pistols. 2 fullsized, one compact. One of the fullsize pistols is over 13 years old (1995 vintage) and has well over 50,000 rounds through it.

It shows nothing like the wear or discoloration that the OP pictures show.

In fact, none of them do.

I suggest first calling H&K and talking to them. They might ask to see some pictures before deciding on the next course of action.
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Ok, I was all prepared to say that is normal and nothing to be concerned with, just like the purple extractor club, it sometimes happens on the hammer also. But, after looking at the pictures, I must revise. I do not think it is anything more than cosmetic and it is just like the purple extractor, but that is not the normal, not to that extent. I have hammers that are getting shades of purple as they wear but nothing as extreme as that. I would put my money on it being the same cause, uneven finish on a super hard metal and normal wear, but I can see one not wanting to live with that. I do feel it is totally a cosmetic issue and there is no real "need" to replace it, but I also would be surprised if HK does not replace the hammer. That's just too much of a booger.
 

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Ok, I was all prepared to say that is normal and nothing to be concerned with, just like the purple extractor club, it sometimes happens on the hammer also. But, after looking at the pictures, I must revise. I do not think it is anything more than cosmetic and it is just like the purple extractor, but that is not the normal, not to that extent. I have hammers that are getting shades of purple as they wear but nothing as extreme as that. I would put my money on it being the same cause, uneven finish on a super hard metal and normal wear, but I can see one not wanting to live with that. I do feel it is totally a cosmetic issue and there is no real "need" to replace it, but I also would be surprised if HK does not replace the hammer. That's just too much of a booger.
I've shot ~1000 rnds through it so it hasn't seen much use. Glad it's just cosmetic, but as someone said calling HK can't hurt. I'll see what they say.
 
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