Stainless steels are bad about galling when they make moving contact. This happens on the microscopic peaks of a machined finish. It is a really bad problem with surgical instruments. A stainless steel named Nitronic 60 is used to specifically to avoid this problem. The only problem you might have is using an unlubricated stainless hinge pin that is a tight fit in both barrel and receiver. The stainless hinge pin would be a bad design idea. I have never handled a stainless Encore or Contender but I doubt TC uses stainless for the pin.
Actually most of the gaulling that occures is between stainless on stainless. I'm not trying to say that stainless and reguler steel cant gaull if put together, just that its a lot more compatable if you have dis-similar materials. As for the compatability of stainless barrel/blue frame or vice versa, you can mix them up any way you like. I use them in both configurations. Just my $.02 Kn
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