I have had this thing for a few years and took it out and had my brother in law take it apart, I tried to reblue the barrel and decided I don't think I have the proper work area to do a good job. Read that as it looks not so good, better than it was, but still not real good. I took two of the small parts to a shop and am having them Cerakoted in a stainless color... I think I am going to have the barrel done now also and then decide on the receiver after getting the small parts and barrel back. I am considering midnight blue, midnight purple, and socom blue at this time for the barrel... Once it goes back together I will take it to the ranch and actually see how it shots since I have never bothered to do that... It was a dirty mess and still needs more cleaning... but better late than never!!!