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Posted: 8/28/2002 5:10:03 PM EDT
I was cleaning my AR for only the second time and I noticed a lot of scoring to the top of the buffer tube. A lot of the gold finish is coming off. Is this normal? Is there a way to reduce the damage?
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 7:53:40 PM EDT
If you're talking about the buffer itsself, you should see a sort of "ring" of silver wear around its edge (where it contacts with the bolt carrier). That's normal.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 7:54:55 PM EDT
I'm glad to hear that. I won't worry about it anymore. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 8:17:45 PM EDT
Do you have one of the newer style Colt carriers? I have one of those and have noticed considerably more scoring to the buffer than on any of the other rifles.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 8:36:50 PM EDT
No, it's a bushy M4
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