Here it is all shiny and whatnot.. I bead blasted it, parkerized it using distilled water, steel wool (to add iron to the solution) and zinc phosphate. The finish is a very dark grey. If I had to do it all over, I would have ordered manganese phosphate to get it black. No biggie. I also installed some meprosites. These are yellow in back with a green front sight. I decided to be greedy and used green loctite thread locker. The only thing that can break the thread is a blowtorch. I'd hate to lose a front site.