Smith and Wesson Gun Finishes

X-Werks Cerakote Smith Wesson

Smith & Wesson uses various techniques to apply gun finishes to their guns, including bluing, Cerakote, Armornite, and leaving stainless steel untreated. Bluing involves submerging gun parts in a boiling mixture to form a layer of dark iron oxide on the metal’s surface while


Cerakote is a polymer and ceramic coating that offers exceptional abrasion and wear resistance.

Companies like X-Werks can even help you go all out and fully customize your firearm.


Armornite is an internal and external treatment based on nitride that makes the metal tougher and increases corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is rust-resistant but not rust-proof and can be left untreated or polished. The longevity of a gun’s finish depends on how well you take care of it.

What finish you choose will impact how well your gun performs and last over time.

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