Thanks, Ghilliebear2000. The finish on the carrier isn't really bad; I figured if I were to Gun-Kote the rest of the weapon, I may as well do the carrier as well. Thinking about it though, I may leave the carrier as is. I haven't pinned the barrel yet; still waiting on a drill press vise from Midway to come in. The last thing I need is to have an off center hole, or a pierced hand. Also, I know this is unrelated, but will the used cocking tube from robertrtg.com fit the PTR-91? I ask this because I had bought an FA-91 (stupid mistake, I know. Live and learn) and am salvaging parts from it; namely the trigger group, bolt, and carrier (all confirmed G3, not Century). The cocking tube, as per typical Century style (yes, one of THOSE) has been cut off up to about 1/2" before the cocking handle cutout, and is therefore, unusable. It is the same diameter of the receiver. So, will a used one work, or should I buy a new one from HKParts.net?