Parkerizing is very easy as you stated and sounds like you did an excellent job of the prep! That is the important issue. Remind me! Is the solution temp still around 165 degrees? I use to do a lot of 870 Remington Shotguns for the agency but it has been several years ago. Remind me of the process procedure as to the solution on the stove or burner,
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