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    Hey all,

    I have a Savage 16/116 FCSS with a synthetic black stock and stainless barrel that I am looking at coating. The stainless barrel is a bit flashy for my liking and now that I have moved back to a wetter AK from a drier CO, I'm looking to add a bit more protection.

    I've researched a couple of options but would like to get some opinions. Teflon has seemed to stand out, or abrasive blasting and Cerakote? Any recommended gunsmiths in the Anchorage or Mat-Su area for this type of work?

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    Get ahold of Paul (Preed here on the board) at Alaska Hydrographics in Palmer, he will fix you up. I'd say Cerakote but the options are vase with dipping and clearing over . . .
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    Phil at precision cerakote
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    About 20 years ago, I had a stainless gun done in matte black "Arctic Coat", which I've heard may be just Brownells Baking Lacquer. Regardless, it looks good and has held up very well. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
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    I've got a stainless rifle that is Cerakoted. About as impervious to the elements as it gets. Mine has held up great for 9 years.
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    I'm very happy with the teflon coating I had done on my Ruger M77. I purchased it new in 2000 and had it sent out right away. I chose olive drab green and a mat black synthetic stock. It's held up very well over the last 15 hunting seasons and trust me I test its durability regularly.

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    Just got this back from Phil at precision cerakote, sniper gray with satin black and skull camo. He does excellent work.


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    Have you looked into Robar? I had a rifle coated there, wasn't stainless, but they can do that too. I did Roguard on the barreled action and their Np3+ on the bolt, trigger group and chamber. Love it so far.

    Not bad for a 1953 model 70



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    Nitride. You can have it done by Alaska Custom Firearms on Old Seward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesjq View Post
    Have you looked into Robar? I had a rifle coated there, wasn't stainless, but they can do that too. I did Roguard on the barreled action and their Np3+ on the bolt, trigger group and chamber. Love it so far.

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    Yea Robar does great work. I am a mile from them since moving to Arizona, and Timny Trigger, and McMillan, and, and . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    Nitride. You can have it done by Alaska Custom Firearms on Old Seward.
    Is he doing plating work now? He and WWG were sending out last I knew, to Robar mostly I think.
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    He sends it out but not to robar.

    All prep, disassembly, and reassembly/test fire is done at Alaska custom firearms. The nitriding is done at a place in the Midwest.


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    Another vote for Robar. I've had 4 done there over the years.

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