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    Is their anyone in Alaska that does this?

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    Wild West Guns has it listed on their web site, but I'm not sure if they do it or send it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    Wild West Guns has it listed on their web site, but I'm not sure if they do it or send it out.
    Thanks! I have a friend checking in Fairbanks. I need a quick turn around.

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    We parkerize in house and have a fast turnaround

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    We parkerize in house and have a fast turnaround
    Thanks, if I get into Anchorage in July, I will plan on bringing it along.

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    Hey Ken ;can you publish your prices,colors and turn around times.

    Thanx/Joseph

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    Gray and various shades thereof depending on your metal. $220. Depends

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    Parkerizing is pretty easy to do at home - much easier than hot bluing. I've done handguns in a stainless steel pot on the kitchen stove with excellent results. Temperature required is low- around 160 deg if I recall vs. near 300 deg for hot bluing. You do need to dust blast the surface if you want a true mat finish like military weapons.

    Trick In AK will be to get the parkerizing solution. I've hear you can makle it from a phosphate based concrete cleaner with zinc desolved in it but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe a winter project?

    I recently had a Rem. 700 that had had been parkerized and whoever did really did a first class job. Wish I knew who did the work - perhaps WWGs?
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    Somehow I shudder at the thought of SWMBO reacting to me parking on the kitchen stove. Goodbye. world.

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    I think I'll let WWG do it for me!!

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    i have two rifles parkerized....a ruger number one and a remington model 700. the results were just the matte finish i was looking for, and the surface area will hold oil for rust prevention. who hasn't seen old battle scarred parkerized rifles still in good condition ? it works for me.
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    The actual parkerizing process is a snap - even my wife didn't complain! I used a deep stainless steel stock pot and left absolutely no signs I had even been there. No odor - nothing! Of course you can also do it in the garage or outdoors over a coleman stove - it is really quite simple.

    Of course like any other finish the key is in the surface preparation although parkerizing will make defects less obvious as compared to a high gloss finish. Some sort of sand or dust blasing is need if you want a matt finish like the military firearms - I used a cheap Sears sandblaster outdoors for mine.

    If you want a really tough finish paint the newly parkerized surface with an epoxy based paint.


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    Somehow I shudder at the thought of SWMBO reacting to me parking on the kitchen stove. Goodbye. world.
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    I used Ken Corcoran yrs. back on a 9.3x62 VZ24.....a fair job and inexpensive but.......I sent WWG my Mauser .458 WM to them this past spring for a park job and a fine job and a better job than Kens. Am considering getting a loaner aught six Rem park'd by them soon, I like a good parkerizing finish, not the toughest like the cerakote on a rifle here but I like it...did I say that already?

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    Ken; what about say a Ruger M77 with the aluminum floorplate and trigger guard?. What is the procedure/cost then.?

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    same if your aluminum is all beat to piss, we can paint it

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    Some would argue Duracoat is a better option and you can do your scope, plastic, Aluminum parts and wood the same or different colors....done right it is pretty darn tough stuff after it cures.

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