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||almost perfect - 9/20/2012|
|I just received this bolt and wanted to leave a quick review.
Pros: the finish is slick and very clean. Much more slippery than chrome or phosphate. and nothing sticks to it. Seems very well made but....
Cons: the guide rail on the lower side of the bolt looks like it was hit by something before or during plating. The resulting dents and nicks are bad enough that anything running over them would snag, almost like a saw tooth on a hacksaw. Since I was worried this might cut into my upper as it slides back and forth, I took a file and filed them smooth and then Emory cloth to bring it to a mirror finish. I do not think you should have to do this to a brand new bolt. But with that stated, nether the file nor the Emory cloth removed the cut through the coating. And I am very impressed with the coating. It was like trying to file a piece of oiled glass.
So first impressions: tough coating, very slick, well machined, but bad handling practices. This may just be a fluke but I would expect a company like Black Rain to have better quality control.|