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Removing Patina on Original Muskets

Discussion in 'Civil War Weapons and Ammunition' started by beanbomb, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Story

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    If you get a chance, can you post a pic of that?
     

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  3. Jobe Holiday

    Jobe Holiday First Sergeant

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    A photo of the initials is irrelevant because they aren't historic, the current owner added them.
    J.
     
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  4. Story

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    Be that as it may, I'd still like to see how they look.
     
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  5. Jim in Wisconsin

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    I've always felt that the amount of original finish remaining is a big part of the charm of an old gun, along with the condition of the bore and of the mechanical parts. The amount of dirt and rust a gun has accumulated doesn't seem at all interesting to me. I don't look at that stuff as "patina", I think it's just dirt. The original owners and the manufacturers would say "Clean the darn thing!"
     
  6. Copperhead-mi

    Copperhead-mi 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Looks like an Ithaca Model 37, below serial #855,000
     
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