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Is this as bad as it looks? Is this as bad as it looks? Is this as bad as it looks? Is this as bad as it looks? Is this as bad as it looks?  
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Originally Posted by privateinvestigator View Post
Yeah, the MIM parts weren't shiny silver, but I think that's normal.
None of them are shiny, they're heat treated at the factory hence the case hardened look.

Under the risk of getting flamed by the "purists", but I'm a stinker so I'm gonna say it..

It is arguable that MIM parts are of better quality than the hand fitted parts of yesteryear in that modern manufacturing of today produces a more tighter tolerance and better precision made part and still allows for mass production to meet consumer demand.

A cast part that is then hand fitted; such as on those of older revolvers that some people think is the holy grail, suggests to me, poor tolerances that require final fitting for proper function and
a final product where you would have thousands of the exact same model, but parts that may or may not exactly be interchangeable and even still, the overall smoothness & quality of work may vary from one firearm to the next.

This will explain the MIM process
Metal Injection Molding Process - MIM Process

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