I learned the hard way to the tune of a $200.00 1911 barrel. I used a rubber tip with jewelers rouge and by the time I got the shine I wanted, I had a nice little M4 ramp polished into my brand new ported barrel.
It seems "Dumbassery" voids warranties. I have that barrel on a shelf to remind me not to repeat things like that.
And in case anyone wants to know, M4 feed ramps might work OK on M4's, they do not work on 1911's.
Browning Buckmark Target, Colt Junior, Colt .22 Target Model, Colt Trooper, Colt Gov't Model, Colt Competition Model, CZ Scorpion EVO, S&W 625(.45 Colt), S&W 642, Sig P229R, P290RS, Beretta 96, Glock 19, Glock 21, Glock 30s
If you are going to keep it, then why worry about resale value? Do whatever you want with it.
I agree with the general point -don't fix what ain't broke.
Curious about the gunsmiths' statements though. Did they have a theory of how barrels stand up to the heat of heavy range sessions but not the heat generated by a bit of Dremel use?
It was a LONG time ago that I read those statements. However, I recall the general topic was polishing, not how heat affects other components during the routine use of the firearm.
If you think about it though, an overly aggressive Dremel bob applied to the surface of small components is entirely different from relatively uniform heat distribution across a large component (barrel) which is designed with that heat in mind.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. --Nicholas Murray Butler
All of mine are 100% reliable, I am not sure what benefit I could receive out of being 103% reliable.
A couple SIGs and a few others
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