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Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:45:51 AM EDT
Yep, normal.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 11:46:31 AM EDT
thats fairly normal, just looks like some anodizing chipping off. If it bothers, you could probably contact the mfg and complain about the anodizing, they may offer to fix or replace it for you. But like I said, its normal wear n tear. No cause for concern that I see.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:16:25 PM EDT
I have the same wear on my new CMMG M4LE after about 120 rounds, also have some nicks where they installed various pins and caused damaged with whatever tools they were using. Barely noticeable, not enough to call them and complain.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:17:55 PM EDT
That Brunton Bump is just going to get worse...
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 12:19:44 PM EDT
It isn't a trophy. It's a tool.

It's fine.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 2:46:43 PM EDT
All of mine are like that. Actually much worse after thousands of rounds including a lot of Wolf.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 2:49:10 PM EDT
OMG your brass deflector is scratched!
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 2:49:11 PM EDT
Its small, just use a Sharpie if it bothers you.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 2:50:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By corbitt74:
Its small, just use a Sharpie if it bothers you.


Alumi-Black

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:09:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By corbitt74:
Its small, just use a Sharpie if it bothers you.


YEP PENNODIZE IT.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:16:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:19:30 PM EDT
Actually the anodizing on my Colts with deflectors seem to discolor more then chip off, they do have a nice yellow finish on them after a while.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:22:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Actually the anodizing on my Colts with deflectors seem to discolor more then chip off, they do have a nice yellow finish on them after a while.


that is brass and will clean right off.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:22:35 PM EDT
Wear is sexy!
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:23:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2008 3:27:08 PM EDT by Peppsi490]
the last photo is just from brass, hoppes number 9 will take that right off.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:34:52 PM EDT
normal, just wait till you get up to 10k. whoa!
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:36:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By StevesZZ5:
Wear is sexy!



I have to agree. A worn rifle makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:40:27 PM EDT
I have to say I took a second look at the shell deflector scratches yesterday. That is exactly what it is there for though. Look at the rifles that are in active duty in Iraq and such. Now those have seen some you know what.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:43:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By m200maker:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Actually the anodizing on my Colts with deflectors seem to discolor more then chip off, they do have a nice yellow finish on them after a while.


that is brass and will clean right off.



I know, I don't even bother to clean it off, it's not like it's going to hurt anything.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 3:57:22 PM EDT
If it bothers you, you might want to stop shooting it. j/k

It's normal. Expect more. Have fun.

-Dan
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:01:28 PM EDT
The last photo is from the door hitting the deflector. My shells do not make contact with the deflector at all, but the door does due to some very minor side-to-side wiggle room...which resulted in the same chipping shown in the picture.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:18:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By socialistic:
The last photo is from the door hitting the deflector. My shells do not make contact with the deflector at all, but the door does due to some very minor side-to-side wiggle room...which resulted in the same chipping shown in the picture.


I think your wrong, that is wear from the shell.
check out my 20k+ carbine. the door does not hit the deflector that high up on the deflector. It is normal.



Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:22:34 PM EDT
In the OP's last photo, it looks exactly the same as it does on my M4LE. I can open/close the door and watch it make contact with the exact spot that has the minor chipping. That spot on the door making contact with the deflector, also shows some very minor wear.

Unless the door and deflector being damaged in those precise areas is purely coincidental, it's not my brass causing the chipping.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:23:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:24:32 PM EDT
that is how mine started, but when the wear makes it's way up the deflector it can be nothing else but the shells
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:25:57 PM EDT
Only one way to be sure...remove the door, and go shoot 1k. It's for educational purposes, so I'm sure the 'ol lady won't mind me buying a few more cases of brass to replace the rounds I spent.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:35:03 PM EDT
Scars are a sign of character!
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:45:12 PM EDT
I'm through 1200 rounds in the Stag and not a mark yet. I may have to kick it around or something
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:48:03 PM EDT
Those are beauty marks, son.

But if it bothers you, try some Perma-Black (like a paint pen), or put some electrical tape on your brass deflector.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 4:56:48 PM EDT
I don't get the wear that close to the port door . Mine is more on the deflector it self . But I like to put Wolf ejector springs in all my bolts too .

To the OP where is your brass hitting the ground ?? 2:00 ,3:00 , 4:00 or 5:00 ??
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:01:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ReefRaider:
I don't get the wear that close to the port door . Mine is more on the deflector it self . But I like to put Wolf ejector springs in all my bolts too .

To the OP where is your brass hitting the ground ?? 2:00 ,3:00 , 4:00 or 5:00 ??


A few of mine have it in that area, and it's not the door.

As fas as 4:00... That's not only a good time to end a work day, but a great place to deposit brass.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:02:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR-180:
It isn't a trophy. It's a tool.

It's fine.


I concur.... this man speaks the troof! Ride her hard and put her up wet.
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:01:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
OMG your brass deflector is scratched!


Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:54:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ReefRaider:
I don't get the wear that close to the port door . Mine is more on the deflector it self . But I like to put Wolf ejector springs in all my bolts too .

To the OP where is your brass hitting the ground ?? 2:00 ,3:00 , 4:00 or 5:00 ??


Mine are landing between 5:00 and 6:00, is this not good?

So far the only upgrade I have done to the BCG is a BCM extractor kit, is there something else I should get?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 6:57:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2008 7:26:54 PM EDT by LIONHART]
I wouldn't be happy.
You sure it didn't happen by using Gunscrubber?
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 9:28:31 PM EDT
Frikken Lionheart manto make that comment you know whos nam you have to change to
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 9:34:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By socialistic:
Originally Posted By ReefRaider:
I don't get the wear that close to the port door . Mine is more on the deflector it self . But I like to put Wolf ejector springs in all my bolts too .

To the OP where is your brass hitting the ground ?? 2:00 ,3:00 , 4:00 or 5:00 ??


Mine are landing between 5:00 and 6:00, is this not good?

So far the only upgrade I have done to the BCG is a BCM extractor kit, is there something else I should get?
A lot of the M-16s I fired in the service would eject at 5:00. It's not a problem with the rifle.

It's only a problem when you get the occasional piece of hot brass down your shirt collar and against your skin, as I've had happen.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 10:04:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By omega62:
It's only a problem when you get the occasional piece of hot brass down your shirt collar and against your skin, as I've had happen.



Or when you give your buddy next to you a nice brass tattoo!!

My go-to ejects at 4:00 and if I'm in the lead, my buddy gets sprayed.

Link Posted: 11/18/2008 10:48:06 PM EDT
You really have to wonder about people......
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:50:27 AM EDT
just throw it down the driveway and you wont notice the current dings any more.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:56:11 AM EDT
That's why they leave the factory in an ugly condition... so you come to love the warts.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:02:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 4:03:41 AM EDT by ak4784]
HOLY SHIT. j/k!

Here is an older pic of mine. it doesnt exactly show the same areas, but you get the idea. Its normal as normal can be!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:03:31 AM EDT
No Gunscrubber was used in the cleaning of this rifle


Originally Posted By LIONHART:
I wouldn't be happy.
You sure it didn't happen by using Gunscrubber?


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:09:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR-180:
It isn't a trophy. It's a tool.

It's fine.


+1 .word

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:34:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrBaker:
Originally Posted By StevesZZ5:
Wear is sexy!



I have to agree. A worn rifle makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.



+1

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:39:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By B44T:
just throw it down the driveway and you wont notice the current dings any more.


EXACTLY! N_T was a pioneer...

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:07:29 AM EDT
It's ruined now.


Put it in the safe and buy another one.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 10:14:10 AM EDT
Somewhere around here someone is looking lovingly at the electrical tape that they applied to the surface of their deflector.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:54:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By socialistic:
Originally Posted By ReefRaider:
I don't get the wear that close to the port door . Mine is more on the deflector it self . But I like to put Wolf ejector springs in all my bolts too .

To the OP where is your brass hitting the ground ?? 2:00 ,3:00 , 4:00 or 5:00 ??


Mine are landing between 5:00 and 6:00, is this not good?

So far the only upgrade I have done to the BCG is a BCM extractor kit, is there something else I should get?



I like the 3:00 , try getting the Wolf ejector spring . It can't hurt
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:57:50 PM EDT
It aint a corvette.

I love these threads.... Come talk to us in five years after it's 2nd rattle can paint job.
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