Remington 870 Finishes: Wingmaster Bluing, Parkerizing, Express Bluing

Remington 870 Finishes: Wingmaster Bluing, Parkerizing, Express Bluing

Synchronizor posted very useful picture on Remington 870 Forum:

They look similar, and both are conversion coatings, but they’re completely different chemically. Bluing forms a layer of black iron oxide, while Parkerizing forms a layer of metal phosphate (different metals can be used, I’m not sure what Remington uses). I have both matte blued and Parkerized parts for my 870, and there’s a slight, but noticeable difference in appearance between the two finishes.

Remington 870 Finishes: Wingmaster Bluing, Parkerizing, Express Bluing
Remington 870 Finishes: Wingmaster Bluing, Parkerizing, Express Bluing

Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the Rem870.com blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

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