I've been working on my father's 1100 (see post below) and I've made it operable after tearing the firearm down and giving it a good clean up... the stock and forearm are in the plans but I'm more interested in doing my own metal work and have had some good input on the other thread, but after researching it would seem better for me to send the gun to a company to do hot bluing or parkerizing... all the research I've done seems to look at cold bluing as "ineffective"... I don't believe that but wanted to ask anybody there experiences with cold blue, the type they used, the problems, successes, and suggestions... Right now I want to do this all myself, but want to do it properly.
I haven't been looking, but can parkerizing be done at room temperature? I have also been notified that warming the metal helps with the cold blue process. It seems the more I research the more I spin...
Any help would be appreciated..