Our aluminum scope mounts have proved to be quite popular, in part due to their weight (122.8 grams = 4.311 oz) and in part due to their price ($139.00). As it was designed, this mount has a black anodized finish which seems more in keeping with the AK than the M14/M1A. I've been grumbling about the color since we got the first run back from coating but no one (other than me) has complained. However, since I do have some input with Mike Sadlak, we have been testing some alternative coatings which are more aesthetically pleasing. The Tungsten coated aluminum was just beautiful but very expensive. Now, we are testing a hard coat which more closely resembles the parkerized finish of the receiver. We have one prototype in and another 20 pc at the finisher coater so within the next few weeks, I will be running a special to help us determine what our customers want in a finish. For the next 20 orders for Aluminum Scope Mounts, we will send 2 mounts - 1 original black anodized and 1 with the new hard coat. You pick which one you like best and return the other to us in the prepaid shipping box. This will give us a pretty good idea of which coating our customers prefer. What do you think about this as a means of testing?