Reparkerizing My Garand?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by CA357, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    There's a place where I can get my Garand re-parkerized for around $163. It would be zinc parkerizing which is correct for my '43 Springfield.

    My rifle is a mixmaster, Winchester trigger group, Buffalo Arms barrel, etc. The finish is fairly worn. I cleaned up the stock and Tru-oiled it to a nice low luster that shows the grain, but is not shiny and looks good. Now, I'm thinking of refinishing the metal.

    It's obviously not a collectors rifle, but it's an excellent and accurate shooter and I hold great affection for it. Since I've winnowed my collection down, it's definitely a keeper. It's also my SHTF rifle if it ever comes down to that.

    So, re-parking it isn't terribly expensive and the turn around is short. My question is, would you reparkerize it, or leave it alone?
     
  2. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    I wouldn't think twice. I'd re-parkerize it in a heartbeat especially if it needs it.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks mrm, I'm definitely leaning towards having it done.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hey Don, see how much your buddy would charge you for Cerakote.

    That would be a great looking finish and you said it wasn't a collectors piece.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yer' killin' me 'Cane. That would be very cool, but I think I'll go with zinc parkerizing if I have it done.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    If it was ME, I'd repark it. You already have the wood done, why not the metal?
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Hmm, good point Bear.