Thank You!! My whole point in posting that information is that with a little bit of effort you can indeed have a real nice looking gun instead of a crappy looking one. It's not only directed at you but anyone else who reads this forum that might be interested. Some people don't care what their guns look like and some people do. For those that do they can save a good deal of money doing the prep work themselves.@ Arizona Desertman
Your guns look great, but I'm not interested in making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I just want to protect the surface and slow down the normal oxidation process. that's why I mentioned parkerizing.