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I Decided to remove the stampings along the sides of the barrel after much research and opinions from all the good folks on this forum. This is the results. Very pleased with the results. May darken the grip some though.
 

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I Decided to remove the stampings along the sides of the barrel after much research and opinions from all the good folks on this forum. This is the results. Very pleased with the results. May darken the grip some though.
Pretty consistent color over the entire gun. You may want to vary the finish a bit to show a more natural wear pattern. One way is to apply cold blue then rub it back to create that worn or used look. Or a bit more involved you could rust blue then rub back. For an example here is a photograph I have posted before of an unmolested original 1858 that I own. Notice the uneven wear.
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Thanks SDSmlf, I will give that a shot, but I was more concerned with just removing the ugly stampings. It should age pretty well as I shoot it a lot.
 

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Thanks SDSmlf, I will give that a shot, but I was more concerned with just removing the ugly stampings. It should age pretty well as I shoot it a lot.
It’s great if you have the look you are looking for. Just offering some opinion on post defarb finishing. Forget who used to sell guns finished similar to yours as ‘aged’ or something similar. They sold quite a few of them.
 

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Fellas, both guns look great! That original Remington sure is clean, how does it shoot?
 

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