Originally Posted by racer_x
That was my thought, even if u did send it off for hot blue that it still may not match without reblueing the whole gun.
for them to match completely, either both need to be stripped and bead blasted and the blued or both need to be polished then blued.
matte finish is cheaper for the manufacterer, because it takes out the man hours needed, to polish then blue the parts. a man cna bead blast parts in a few minutes and have them ready for the blueing tanks, polishing requires hours. hence the price difference.