DGR does not outsource our Parkerizing. This gives us complete control of the final product. If a spot on a part is missed during the Parkerizing process, we can go back and correct it ourselves. The entire project is not held up waiting for an outside source to redo the part.
Full tech inspection to assure the firearms safety and function. This tech inspection informs our customer of what is worn and to what degree. This gives the customer a clear picture of the condition of their firearm and allows them to make important decisions regarding what parts if any should be replaced. DGR will gage all critical measurements on a rifle before other work is started.
Meticulous metal preparation prior to the Parkerizing process. To assure proper coverage when Parkerizing, each and every part needs to be clean and free of all grease or oils. Each part is cleaned in a parts washer, rinsed in hot water and dried with compressed air. A clean, (lightly oiled) patch is then run through the bore before the bore is plugged for the Parkerizing process.
Removing burs from screws and metal parts. This might be one of the most distinguishing aspects of DGR’s Parkerizing. Most other companies just apply a new finish to old parts without first removing noticeable dings and burs. You end up with an old part that has a new finish, but still looks old from the dings and burs. DGR takes the needed time to polish and re-shape all parts to assure the parts look as close to new as possible before Parkerizing. This is one reason why customers tell us our Parkerizing is unmatched in the industry.
Genuine, Mil-Spec Parkerizing of all metal, following the time-honored, government armory process that meets MIL-SPEC STND –171. Stainless steel parts, springs, and barrel bores will not be parkerized. (Please note that stainless steel metal such as the gas cylinder system on the M1 will not Parkerize. These parts are finished with a closely matching baking lacquer.) Manganese phosphate, (Parkerizing) offers excellent rust and wear resistance when used as a final finish. It is non-reflective, wears well, and due to its oil/lubricant trapping ability, is outstanding in inclement weather.
Note: The gas cylinder, lock and screw on the M1 Garand are treated with a baked-on black or gray lacquer at no extra charge.
DGR disassembles all parts for proper Parkerizing. This is important for proper finishing. We have seen where others have not completely disassembled the rifle, causing some areas not to have complete coverage. This can cause these parts/areas to rust. This is a common practice with trigger groups, butt plates and many other parts that can be disassembled. The pictures below are a few examples of others work we have seen over the years. (Rest assured, you will not get this type of poor workmanship from DGR!)
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1) Butt plate that was not disassembled and rust has started on the small parts.
2) Trigger group that was not disassembled.
3) Poor post treating of the op rod and rust started within a month.
4) Trigger group showing that the safety had not been removed.
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