Stainless Steel Finish On T3 (2005)
I have a T3 Lite SS from 2005. I the rifle has performed PERFECT! However I have not been able to answer this question. My barrel has a “bead blast” like finish. It is dull. I guess that can be good or bad. In my case, I noticed shortly after my purchase, all the T3 SS models seem to have a shinier smooth finish. (I like that) My finish seems to show weather stains more and requires a little more TLC. I have contacted Berreta twice and they tell me Tikka has only stainless and blued barrels. NOT answering my question of why my barrel is a different finish. I also know I am close to the year Tikka had issues with it's SS barrels. I believe mine is not one of those, but wonder if they switched their finish on the T3's SS due to that or something else??
Has anyone else noticed a different finish on SS barrels and why is mine different than the ones on shelves today?
Thank you for your time.
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