I just bought a model 11 .308 Hog Hunter Tuesday. In my research all I could find it described as is a matte blue. I don't think it's parkerized because the finish isn't rough. It doesn't feel like any blueing I've ever felt. Feels like the finish on my 590. I wanted a general purpose .308 and found that this model had a lot features for the Money. Little over $400 out the door. Only disappointment is the stock.