Discussion in 'Civil War Weapons and Ammunition' started by beanbomb, Mar 6, 2017.
If you get a chance, can you post a pic of that?
A photo of the initials is irrelevant because they aren't historic, the current owner added them.
Be that as it may, I'd still like to see how they look.
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!"
Looks like an Ithaca Model 37, below serial #855,000
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