I recently worked on two parkerized S.A. Mil-Specs and needed to get them refinished. As you all know there are many types of finishes available these days however I was interested in the Melonite type of finish because it is a metal treatment more than just a covering. I sent my guns to Matt at Coal Creek Armory for their Isonite finish. Google it for more details. I received my guns yesterday and I am very happy with the new finish. Completely flat black and looks great for a military styled 1911. It took slightly less than six weeks and the price was very good. There is very little fitting required because this finish is "in" the metal rather than on the metal. I sent my guns in pieces because that worked out for me and I already have them back together again and I am going shooting today. Overall I had a good experience with these people and I recommend this finish to anyone considering this process over a coating process. I haven't taken any pictures yet but I will eventually and then I will try to figure out how to post them.