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    Pitted Flutes?

    Noticed on old Colt SAA IMG_3131.jpgcylinders the flutes are uniformly pitted in relation to the rest of the outside surface as in this picture. Is this an indication that it originally was a black powder era cylinder and powder caused the pitting in flute low areas? THANKS

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    Some kitchen table amateurs attempt at refinishing?
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    The whole cylinder might have been pitted also, but by buffing the OD of the cylinder they removed the pits but didn't buff the inside of the flutes. They buffed the OD of the cylinder so much that they nearly lost the definition of the notches and approaches.
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    Easy to "shoeshine" the outside of the cylinder, but lots of work to get down in the flutes.

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    What they said.
    You can see a spot or two on the cylinder (behind the top flute) that still shows pitting.
    Whoever did that removed a lot of metal.
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