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Old 03-27-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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I just purchased a Glock 19 about a month ago and I have probably put around 400 or 500 rounds through it. I last shot it about a week and a half ago and cleaned it immediately after using it. I didn't notice anything when I cleaned it and put it in my gun safe, but tonight I got it out and got ready to go to the range and noticed some strange parallel markings on both the top and bottom of the barrel. The marks look like if you connected them, they would go all the way around the barrel, but they are only on the top and bottom, only on the outside, nothing on the indide. The markings look like wear on the coating on the barrel, not scratches. Is this kind of wear normal after this few rounds? Just to be safe, I decided to skip the range until I can get some more info on what's going on.

By the way, I'm a Glock newbie, and a new gun owner to boot, so if this is a dumb question, please forgive my inexperience.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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That is very typical and normal,some call it the Glock smile.The way the Glocks chamber a round,tilting in the chamber end to aid in feeding,the muzzel end makes slight contact with the slide and this is quite normal.
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yeah i agree. defenatly normal. my g23 has the same markings on it & they appeared at about the same number of rounds, so go on out shooting & have fun with it.

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i always get the Glock smile every time i squeeeeezzze the trigger

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