Originally Posted by meatyrem
This is an inside barrel treatment? It seems somewhat similar to Gun Juice, or is it not the same idea?
Nothing at all like Gun Juice. It's a process for surface-hardening barrels and other gun parts. The main advantage of Melonite barrel treatment is that it reduces friction in the bore and lessens bore surface wear, potentially extending barrel life. Melonite-treatment of a bore creates a new compound layer in the top 10-20 microns of the surface, creating a very hard, slick surface. The entire barrel is treated - inside and outside. It doesn't build up any coating on the barrel or change the dimensions of the barrel. Simply hardens the surface of the steel.
I'm considering purchasing a CM barrel and then after break-in, having it melonite treated. No bluing. The melonite treatment will protect the bare steel better than bluing, as I understand it. Melonite processing is also referred to as Nitride treatment. Melonite Processing : Salt™ Bath Nitriding System
Open the 1st link in my prior Post for a better explanation and understanding.
Here's another informative link: Melonite Processing