and man, what a beauty. Dave Reckoff did me right. the finish is perfect, black and beautiful. DPMS is the only place i will ever have any of my ar uppers and lowers refinished. the wait was more than worth it. they will be my ar parts supplier from now on to. the service was the best also. anyone need a refinishing job, call Dave at DPMS. you won't be sorry. the upper and lower fit much tighter since they reanodized and teflon coated it.