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
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
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.
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
(Click on pictures to enlarge)
Pictures left to right...
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
4) Trigger group showing that the safety had not been removed.
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