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I was cleaning a Sig P238 and the ends of the recoil spring looked rusted. I cleaned the rust off and put a coat of oil on the spring to protect it.

I considered purchasing a new spring and save this for a spare. I went to Sig's web site and looked at a spring kit and the spring in the photo looks rusted.

Does anyone know if that is rust possibly occurring during the cutting of the springs or is that a protective coating put on the spring ends?

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If I'm understanding what you are talking about, Sig paints one end of the spring, to show the tightest wound end, and to indicate it's weight rating, by a color code.
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