zimmerstutzen: Referring to post #12 above, my reason for saying, " Quite frankly, I consider your slam against our members to be totally uncalled for." is I don't consider any of our members "anal" . I don't know why your post about metal spinning was shut down. I don't recall seeing it. Rat in post #16 is correct. I look at the stainless steel reproductions as an attempt to make something that roughly duplicates a nickle plated gun and at the same time to offer a material that doesn't corrode as easily as the traditional carbon steel and iron that the original guns were made from. Yes, I know it isn't traditional. Stainless was first produced as a commercial produce in 1913. The main reason I let this topic remain is I thought it was interesting and some of you folks who own a stainless steel gun might be interested as well. It's more a post about maintaining your guns rather than championing the use of stainless steel. Had it been expounding on the glory's of stainless steel I probably would have removed it.