Parkerizing who does it ? - Gun Hub
Gun Hub

Go Back   Gun Hub > Battle Rifles > M1 Carbine

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
Parkerizing who does it ?

I have a few Rifles I would like to get Parkerized .But I don't any idea how to find a person to do it here in Omaha, NE.
Does any one know where I might send these Rifles?

And do they lose value if I repark my M1 Carbine? Thanks Bulldog
bulldog32 is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,207
I am no expert, but I would not park a collector grade carbine...a shooter yes. So it depends, what do you have?
Audie is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 79
I had my Underwood mixmaster re parked a coupple of weeks ago and now it looks like a new just issued rifle. I say go for it if it is a shooter NOT if a collector piece. many were reparked when upgradeed at the arsonels anyway.
htmn2468 is offline  
 
Old 05-26-2005, 07:53 AM   #4
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
htmn2468: Where did you get it parkerized at? and if you don't mind what was the cost? Thanks Bulldog
bulldog32 is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 03:09 PM   #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 91
Reparkerizing

Bd32...try Dean at DGR. http://www.dgrguns.com Does REAL nice restocking too!!

BB
BOGEYB is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,207
a few of the knowledgeable guys here (CR and Inland) recommended Jim Gravitt at Protech Engineering in IL. Search on yahoo for his contact info.

He has my carbine now for a rebarrel job and a park. I will post some pics when I get it back next week. His prices are very reasonable too.
Audie is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 6,793
Here's what one of Mr. Gravitt's park jobs looks like:

click the pic for a (very) hi-resolution pic...
[img]http://www.firemission.com/m1_carbine/saginaw/sg6_sm.jpg[/img]

Yes, it really is that silvery.
Quagmire is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #8
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
Quagmire:Did you send the complete Rifle in or just the parts? How long did it take?Thanks Bulldog
bulldog32 is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 05:51 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 6,793
It was a complete parts kit, took him ~ 1 month to do the work & get it back to me.
Quagmire is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 05:59 PM   #10
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 162
That sounds great I'm going to call him tomorrow! Thanks Bulldog
PS Your Rifle look Great !!
bulldog32 is offline  
Old 05-26-2005, 06:47 PM   #11
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,207
I am having Jim park my rifle black (Mg) as I like the black park better, and am a bit impatient to wait for that gray green patina.

I was observing him park a Garand while I was in his shop, and he does excellent work. It looked great and his prices are reasonable.

If the gray is too silvery Quag, you should try to age it, from what I have read it is not a hard procedure....and Jimb and others have done it. You can read there comments in another post. However, I do agree with you, and prefered the black for my carbine...but it is a shooter and a parts gun, not a collectible carbine (but then again, I would'nt park a collectable carbine).

I was very impressed with what I saw Jim doing in his shop, and hope to have mine back soon. I will post some pics and my thoughts on his work when it comes back.
Audie is offline  
Old 05-29-2005, 08:18 AM   #12
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 79
sorry it took so long to reply back (work) i had my carbine parked by a local shop called Mazies in Chino Valley, AZ cost was $100 and they did entire gun including mag i left in carbine took about 2 weeks from start to finish. looks as good as Quagmire's. will learn to use new camera and post pics some day. haha
htmn2468 is offline  
Old 05-29-2005, 08:20 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 6,793
Hopefully it looks better than mine. I can't abide that silver park job.
Quagmire is offline  
Old 05-29-2005, 05:54 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quagmire
Hopefully it looks better than mine. I can't abide that silver park job.
Stick it in one of those black synthetic stocks...Could then sell it to someone at a gun show for 1K.
The silver looks kinda neat to me.. Although I prefer the black park.
Cryto is offline  
Old 05-29-2005, 11:42 PM   #15
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,207
I like black too. My uncle was in the air force in 1954 and carried a carbine on guard duty. he would report to the armorer and pick up the carbine before he went on duty. He told me they were all in a row and were all parked black. So black is probably correct for post Korean war. but, for a ww2 restoration, you need grey and then age it a bit. How did they look in 1944? black and white pics don't really help much do they.
Audie is offline  
Old 05-30-2005, 03:52 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 671
Sweet looking gun; I agree that it would look great in one of those black synthetic stocks. I have a stainless Mini30 in a black stock and it looks fantastic. Good enough that I have had a few ridiculous offers for it. I will take the next one . Still looking for a shooter grade carbine to do something like that to.
V-Man is offline  
Old 05-30-2005, 06:36 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks
Posts: 315
I've had a Springfield 1903 refinished by DGR and they do good work and are good to deal with.

I've also had a couple of guns refinished by SALBO Arms, and he does super work, great to deal with, and good turn around. Here's a link to their web page: http://www.salboarms.com/index.html
Faulkner is offline  
Reply

  Gun Hub > Battle Rifles > M1 Carbine


Search tags for this page
getting something parkerized in nj
,
how to parkerize a m1 carbine
,
m1 carbine free gray parkerizing
,
parkerizing hurt value of ww2 guns
,
parkerizing omaha
,

reparkerizing hurt thr value of m1

,
silvery parkerized m1 garands
,

who does parkerizing

,
who does parkerizing on guns
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parkerizing Help scoutII M1 Garand 4 12-28-2006 11:31 PM
Parkerizing gas_gunner M1 Garand 2 11-21-2006 07:29 AM
Parkerizing Help P.W.Browning M1 Garand 8 07-31-2006 08:04 PM
parkerizing scoutII M1 Garand 5 03-17-2005 03:48 AM
Parkerizing... Quagmire Gun Gear 6 03-01-2005 09:04 AM




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 - 2020 Gun Hub. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.