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Old 10-19-2010, 08:52 PM
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Hello, I just bought a 17-4 with a 6" barrel that appears to be fired very little if at all. One item that stands out is the barrel is a different color then the frame. It almost looks black where as the frame is bluish as one might expect. The gun is in great shape and I can't see where a new barrel might have been fitted at some point. Has anyone seen a revolver like this?
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:03 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

This happens occasionally. I've been told that years back, all parts of a specific gun were blued together.

In more recent times, I think they blue the frames and barrels separately and they don't always come out exactly the same.

I have seen several. Most people don't seem to object to the variation in color after shooting their 17's.

Shoot it and enjoy it.
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Welcome to the forum.
As Iggy says, we do see them like that. Nothing to worry about. M17s are great shooters. Enjoy it.
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Thanks for the replies. Here are a few pics to show what I'm talking about. My 29-6 is a little mismatched as well, but not as pronounced as this one is.
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Somebody could've swapped barrels, too.
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For a collector I would worry about it being original. As a shooter who cares. Wish I had a 6" mod-17 to go with my mod-18. Nice gun!
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