Breechldrs Smith carbine finish?

KHyatt

Corporal
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Greetings all. I’ve acquired an older Pietta Smith carbine that needs some repair work on the stock. Does anyone know what the original finish was on the Smiths? I sort of hope it’s linseed oil - I hate varnish. 😬
 

hrobalabama

First Sergeant
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Location
Andalusia, AL
I had one years ago that was in almost mint condition. I remember the wood was almost shining.. Now I don't know if it was varnish or just oil that had been highly rubbed, either originally or from being handled a lot. The cartouches were shinny so I don't know if they were stamped after the finish or vise versa.
 

hrobalabama

First Sergeant
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Location
Andalusia, AL
I had one years ago that was in almost mint condition. I remember the wood was almost shining.. Now I don't know if it was varnish or just oil that had been highly rubbed, either originally or from being handled a lot. The cartouches were shinny so I don't know if they were stamped after the finish or vise versa.
I am sorry, mine was an original by P&T.
 
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