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Old 04-04-2017, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Nickel Boron coating problem?

I've got a new Saint, purchased on 03/23. I've put 60 rounds though it and when cleaning it, noticed the nickel boron trigger assembly didn't appear correct. It appears that the plating is not consistently plated on the parts and even appears to have come off in places. I'm sure it looked good before it's first firing.

Has anyone see this on other nickel boron plated parts?

It appears possibly dirty, but I've tried cleaning it repeatedly via CLP, cloth and nylon brush with no change in it's appearance.

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:52 PM   #2
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That doesn't look right at all. It almost looks like something corrosive? That trigger group should wipe clean with a rag.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
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There are reports of NiB coatings becoming discolored. Is there any difference in the texture or smoothness of the surface in the various areas that are different in appearance? If not, it may be nothing serious at all.
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Not really a difference in texture... part looks like a cast part with smoother surface in the contact area. I've been shooting with it a few times after the initial discoloring and everything appears fine. Seems okay function wise, so I'll just live with it I guess. Nothing I've tried cleaning it with seems to make any difference. I did send photos and a description to Springfield warranty/customer service but never got a reply... oh well.....
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:56 AM   #5
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tackleberry, just above, made a good point about deposits being easily wiped off. So unless you find deposits stubbornly adhering to certain spots or areas, I think you can assume that the NiB coating is intact.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:43 PM   #6
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I only replaced one thing on the saint after I purchased it , I sucked it up and bought a timney 4 llb skelontized drop in trigger. It was well worth the 260 dollar investment and the last and only thing the saint I have needed to be absolutely perfect , not to say the stock set up was bad and I certainly didn't have any of the problems that you're experiencing but to go from mill spec to Timmony or something equivalent night and day night and day
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