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Hi to all Steyr lovers, I'm considering to buy a pro hunter 30-06. A little confused about finish of barrel and receivers, some are whole stainless steel on barrel & receiver while others are stainless barrel only with Mannox (dark color) receivers. Any comment or idea about this difference? I'm not sure it because different batch or year made or something else. Thanks for any input for clarification.
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For what it is worth, the following is copied from a Gunbroker forum concerning the Mannox finish:

"It's been around since sometime in 2005. This is an excerpt from another author's description:

"The barrel and action are finished in a glare-free matte-gray Steyr calls Mannox, giving the metal a finish virtually impervious to rust, very scuff resistant and, more importantly, the finish protects both the inside and outside of the barrel, unlike most other finishes. A Steyr trademark, it is an exceptional finish for a firearm destined for hard use. The barrel itself is cold hammer forged and displays the handsome pattern the forging process creates. The barrel, made from chrome moly, is threaded into the receiver."

"There is a description available through a patent search but like most things written by lawyers, is not understandable to us lay folks. The gist of it is that it's based on ceramic-metallic nanotechnology which is anti-glare and protects the surfaces from rust."
 
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