Originally Posted by RJay
Perhaps my eyes are deceiving me or we are looking at two different things, but it looks to me like machining marks ( when manufactured ) .
I have a HS 5 1/2" barrel of my own and it has no such marks.
Is this a case of the machinist that made this particular barrel not having his/her best day ?
Is it possible that these markings would have a negative effect on the functioning of the barrel ? Or is it just strictly cosmetic ?