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Old 04-27-2006, 01:18 AM
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Scratches on receiver 572 BDL



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I've read several things here about the aluminum receiver on the 572 Fieldmaster: that it scratches easily, the finish comes off after a while, doesn't take reblueing,...

Two questions:
- Is it realy that bad? Any good quality experiences with a 572???
- Has it always been this way since the 121 was replaced by the 572, or is it something that only occurs in recent models (572 BDL with Monte Carlo stock)? I've seen a few older used 572's at the gun store, with light damage to the wood, wear on the magazine tube, but no excessive scratches or damage to the receiver finish...

Help me out, I'm thinking of buying a new one, but would hate to see that the quality isn't as good as I'm used to from Remington. Not a bad word about my other Remington guns...
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:36 AM
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I've got one I've had since about 1971 or 72 - and it's got a couple of small scratches, but it's not at all bad - but then again, it hasn't been used much in the last couple of decades.. I did shoot the heck out of it when I was younger (I was about 14 or 15 when I got it).

The receiver i believe to be aluminum, so conventional bluing won't work - as bluing is a form of rust, and aluminum doesn't rust. I can't say what the finish is, but I've just kept mine wiped down with a cloth with a little oil on it, and it still looks pretty good. Don't know about the newer ones, perhaps someone can comment?
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:51 PM
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If you use a blue or black "Sharpie" or Magic Marker, the scratches will not be so obvious. If there is a bit of raised metal {fish hook} at the scratch or gouge then use an X-acto knife to trim away the burr before coloring.

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:09 PM
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I don't believe the finish is any more fragile than other guns with anodized aluminum parts.My experience with this model is good.The Monte Carlo stock is the only reservation I hold in recommending the 572,it didn't fit me,so I replaced it with stock of standard comb height.
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:41 PM
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I've seen some worn ones

Usually the edges are where you see the finish thinning. Once it's gone there's not a lot you can do to restore it other than the marker as mentioned above. When aluminum is anodized the crystalline structure of the metal kind of shrinks, so it won't take it a second time. I have seen some older 572's (1961 recently) that looked almost new, so it should hold up well if you do your part.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:55 PM
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I thought the 552/572 series had some kind of coating on the aluminum receiver.... not anodised???? Am I wrong or were the ones I've seen redone by someone? At least I've seen some that had chips off of the finish... anodized may scratch through or wear off, but won't chip, because it's etched into the surface.
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:05 PM
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I think I know the finish grandparem speaks of.My 1990 made 572 BDL has a factory applied matte finish on all the metal parts,aluminum and steel.I think it is a high tech paint of some sort.It's durable,but could be subject to chipping,although mine hasn't done so.The other 572s of mine are older and are anodized.boley
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