The pics are of my mid '70's Mod 41 no dash. I've owned it since new, never fired anything but std velocity, probably less than 2,000 rounds, never a malfunction or split case that I can think of.
It's been 4-5 years since I've shot it, so I broke it down to give it a thorough cleaning. That's when I saw the silver/gray stuff on the breech face. A thorough scrubbing with a tooth brush and Hoppe's #9 didn't change a thing, let it soak a while, nothing changed, carefully probed it with the tip of an Xacto knife, to see if it was raised like lead build up or lower like etching. It's not lead and it's rough and lower than the breech face.
Help - what the heck is this? Could it be the slide bolt battering the breech? I see some of the same thing, but not as extensive, on the bolt face.