question about FM detective 9mm

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by cimarron1876, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. cimarron1876

    cimarron1876 New Member

    I looked at a FM detective 9mm today. Upon inspection I noticed that at the ejection port section of the barrel it looks like a hairline crack. It goes completely around in a perfect line. I thought at first it was a hairline crack from hot loads but then I tried feeling it with a needle and it is perfectly smooth. I think it is a mark from when the barrel was machined. Does anyone know anything about this mark? Thanks in advance
  2. WDB

    WDB New Member

    You missed the new members welcome page.....good place to start.

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    FM? Do you mean FN? Machining marks are not uncommon. Cracks are uncommon. If it were a crack, it likely would have led to a failure already. Look at another one in a store to see if machining marks are common in that spot.
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    There are FM Hi Powers. They are of Argentine manufacture, manufactured under license from Browning.

    I had a full sized model and it was an excellent pistol. I took the magazine safety out and the trigger got very nice. I also had Novak's remove the hump on the feedramp and throat and polish the chamber. I miss it. :(