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Saw a "4digit-LW" Commander at a gun show today whose frame was a definite green hue.
Anybody care to hazard a guess as to whether it "turned" green?
If it was treated with something green on purpose it was, by my standards, in very poor taste. But it looked like it had turned, just as old Winchesters turned a plum color.

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Time and UV light exposure does funny things to anodized aluminum. Older Leupold scopes turned a nice light purple when they used to ride in pickup gun racks.
 

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Time and UV light exposure does funny things to anodized aluminum. Older Leupold scopes turned a nice light purple when they used to ride in pickup gun racks.
Yes, I've seen purple Leupolds. Someone at a local gun show over the weekend suggested the purple hue on blued steel came from the bluing
salts being too hot, too.
This green was of that same nature, (I went back and looked at it again so I'd remember it) but the green mystifies.

Some people's sweat will eat right through some metals, I guess I shouldn't be surprised if it occasionally turns old treated aluminum alloy green.:(
 
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