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Posted: 5/26/2003 6:55:56 AM EST
Why do they use a black oxide finish on their barrels and not a mang phos park finish?

After shooting my rifle last night I put it back in the gun case along with an FAL I have biult(and parked myself). I guess some moisture had gotten in the case (humidity) and when I opened the case at home this morning I was horrified to see large orange spots on the barrel and front sight of my AR15 and not a spot on my FAL. I have scrubbed the rust off and the gun looks fine again but I am seriously thinking about parking all the steel parts on the gun that have the black oxide finish. From my point of view the black oxide finish sucks!

FYI, I don't normally leave my rifles in a gun case overnight but I was at my family's farm when I went shooting and stayed overnight before comming home. Lots of little kids so guns stayed locked in the case.
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