Originally Posted by Zombie Steve
Awww, come on. You can get it blue for much cheaper than that.
Let me guess, Duracoat,LOL.
You can get stuff from Brownell's to do Hot Tank Bluing. Just need a stainless pot/vat large enough to get the parts into. IIRC the salts and stuff weren't that expensive. The hard part is getting the gun ready to be blued. You have to polish is without removing the roll marks and without rounding off any of the sharp edges, not an easy thing to do.
I use to run a lot of our small parts back to Robbie(Robars) when I worked at McMillian(his shop was in back of ours) and I'd watch em' plate guns. He has a heck of a set up and a pretty good crew. When time comes to refinish a gun it's going to Robars for either an NP3 or Rogaurd finish. It's just under $400 but it'll last a lifetime and is self lubricating so you can even run your gun dry and not hurt it.
Still, likes been said, nothing wrong with the Parkerized finish on it, just run that until you can save up enough to send it off to Robbie. JMHO, YMMV.