Does anyone know why the slight grey/green coloring in the S9 slide coating? Was it for a particular purpose, ie. ID it as the shorter slide?
FlaChef said:I know at different points in the 5 years the original M/S's were produced they used three different finish treatments.
I do not remember the dates or serial ranges of which was when (dig it up on GT or DAIadvisor or MrApathy would be the two who would know, or ask Steyr).
There was a shiny black (unrembered finish type), then a dull black (again ? type), then a parkerizing with a greenish/grayish tinge last (some more gray some more green). That order is off memory though, so not gospel.
Since the metal itself is tennifer treated the differences are really of little consequence to corrosion or wear protection.