Just recieved my rifle parts back from Black Nitride treatment yesterday. From the day I shipped them out UPS ground to when I got them back was 17 days. Great turn around! Price was $200 for batch, plus $30 shipping to plus $50 Insurance plus $30 shipping back... I took the chance they wouldn't be lost coming back. I'm thinking this would be a great treatment for Alaska rifles.
Alleged and hoped for benefits...
-Longer barrel life
-Increased corrosion resistance, almost corrosion proof
-Extremely durable, practically bullet proof finish. Much more durable than Cerakote. Rockwell hardness approx 70
This is the outfit that did them...
I am super happy with the results so far. They look and feel great!
Components treated were...
(1) 300 Ultra Match Barrel w/Muzzle Brake
(1) 6.5mm WSM Barrel w/Muzzle Brake
(1) 6mm x 284 Barrel w/Muzzle Brake
(1) Smith & Wesson Reciever
(1) Weatherby Vanguard Reciever
(1) Remington 700 Reciever
(1) CM Bolt Body #195
(1) CM Bolt Body #532
(1) SS Bolt Body (no number)
(2) CM Bolt Shrouds
(1) SS Lug
Here are the pics. I would describe the finish as a satin/matte black. Lighting isn't great but you get the idea.