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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.


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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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