Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Who will parkerize my shotgun?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by heavyshooter, Jan 15, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. heavyshooter

    heavyshooter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    599
    Location:
    Denver Metro Area
    Good day all,

    I have a Mossberg 590 in need of parkerizing. It has no rust or anything of that sort, it's just scarred up and I want to avoid rust. I'm looking for a job well done at a reasonable price. Who would you recommend?

    Heavy
     
  2. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,707
    Location:
    south Florida
    Haven't been a customer of his yet..... but go to the shotgun forum and look for posts, etc. by AIP -the pics I've seen of his work were quite good. If I'm able to pick up an old police shotgun he'd be my first choice to bring it up to service standards and I'd have the parkerizing as well...
     
  3. gpb

    gpb Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    347
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    Do Mossberg 590s have steel receivers?

    If not

    Can an aluminum receiver be parkerized? Are there finishes for aluminum that would match or blend with a parkerized steel barrel and mag tube?
     
  4. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    21,987
    I can't say for sure about the Mossberg 590, but all the 500s I have ever seen had aluminum receivers.

    You cannot Parkerize aluminum.
    I don't know if you can even Parkerize steel with aluminum parts attached which means you would have to pull the magazine tube as well as the barrel.

    There are spray and bake coatings that are a pretty good match for Parkerizing. Close enough that it might be simpler just to paint the whole gun.
     
  5. Gato Montés

    Gato Montés Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Messages:
    595
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    590's have aluminum alloy receivers as well, and I only know this because I too thought for a long time that they were steel (at first glance they certainly look it).

    However, I am also looking for a guy to do a park job on my 870, so let's keep those suggestions rolling guys!
     
  6. heavyshooter

    heavyshooter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    599
    Location:
    Denver Metro Area
    The reciever is aluminum. I was thinking that I could get the barrel and mag tube parkerized and have the receiver ceracoted or duracoated to match the parkerizing.
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    18,528
    Trinidad College will.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page