I am in need of getting one of my Blaser barrels refinished. Anyone here had this done? I believe the barrels are Melonited which provides the finish but was wondering if anyone had theirs re-blued or something else done. Also, did you prep the barrel or let the shop do the polish/finish metal work?
Cerakote works nice. I have 3 R93 barrels that I have had cerakoted and all have come out great. If and when you get your barrel refinished two things to watch out for. First, on the barrel the notched area where the barrel meets the recoil lug on the stock, the area needs to be feathered (very little) with whatever product you use. Too much product (cerakote) in the notched area and the barrel won’t fit onto the recoil lug. The tolerances are tight(which is to be expected, its a Blaser). Second, same concept on the breech/chamber of the barrel. Too much product in that area and the the cylindrical bolt will not properly engage and lock in the breech/chamber. Other than those things to watch out for, Cerakote does a great job. Just make sure you find someone qualified.