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  1. May 31, 2019 #1

    monkr

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    I have several Stainless guns, Vaquero and 1911 that I polish with Mothers Mag & Aluminum
    polish. I have two new Pietta 1858 Stainless Steel. Have not shot either one yet. Never thought about trying it on a black powder revolver. Just a thought and maybe get your thoughts.
     
  2. May 31, 2019 #2

    Juice Jaws

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    Why were it not work?? Also Vaquero and 1911's are not talk about here.
     
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    Go to thehighroad.org. they are not as anal as here.
     
  4. May 31, 2019 #4

    monkr

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    thanks
     
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    Stony Broke

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    That is a matter of opinion !
     
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    Zonie

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    Quite frankly, I consider your slam against our members to be totally uncalled for.

    Although I would have worded it different, Juice Jaws answer was right on both counts.

    "Why would it not work?? The stainless steel used in cap & ball pistols is the same as that used in modern pistols."

    "Also Vaquero and 1911's are guns we don't discuss here but as your only using them as an example of what your doing I see no harm in mentioning them."
     
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    Mother's Mag polish can produce a wonderful looking mirror polished finish.
    For example, a relatively small percentage of Ruger Old Army cap & ball revolvers came from the factory with what was called a "high polish" finish that looked like a mirror polished finish.
    I know a person who could produce nearly the exact same Ruger factory "high polish" finish on his plain stainless Ruger Old Army's using Mother's Mag polish.
    I couldn't tell the difference between his mirror polish and the factory "high polish".
    The only real way to know if it were an original factory finish would be to contact Ruger to ask if it left the factory with the "high polish" finish or not.
    Which I know that he did ask Ruger on one occasion and they confirmed that it had left the factory with the "high polish".

    I'm not sure why my friend would polish all of his Old Army's other than he really liked the way that it looked and perhaps it helps to make cleaning easier.
    The finish can also be waxed with car wax to help preserve the mirror polish and to further aid cleaning,

    I've also seen a beautiful sidelock pistol having bright mirror polished steel that was produced using Mother's Mag.,
    It was simply gorgeous.
     
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    monkr

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    thanks I went ahead and it really polish the revolver up.
     
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    I have a stainless Colt 2nd issue 1860 Army and never polish it. Now looks like a dull nickel. Everyone says nice nickel Colt...
     
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    Now look what you've done!!! I was fat, dumb and happy with my old ROA in its original 'sorta-brushed' finish, until I cleaned up the cylinder using mothers [not available here in UK, but we get all kinds of stuff when we are over in OR].

    Now I just HAVE to do the rest of the gun to match.

    Huh.
     
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    If you can find anyone posting at all.
     
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    A bit yes. However, I recall recently mentioning a form of muzzle loader ignition first invented in 1808 and got scolded about it. When I mentioned metal spinning, (used as fsar back as early Egyptians) a way to form pewter copper and silver into usable objects, used by Revere and others, the thread irrationally was shut down as being outside the time period of the forum.
     
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    Let's be realistic guys. We are delving into a non HC area by mentioning ANY stainless revolver.
    That should get some panties in a bunch by itself.
     
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    Loyalist Dave

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    I'm pretty sure none of the steels used in our "traditional" barrels for our reproduction guns and rifles are proper to a 19th century muzzle loader, and most definitely not to the 18th century and before. ;)

    LD
     
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    I certainly hope so. I would hate to end up wearing any of my Matchlock musket parts.
    Even some of the Cap'n ball shooters say it looks dangerous at both ends.:eek:
     
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    I think one of the main purposes of stainless black powder guns was to "emulate" a nickel plated gun...with the advantages of stainless over plating secondary. However, good point...weren't no stainless guns back in the day.
     
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    FishDFly, Come on now. Are you going to call Claude out for his Avitar not being a ‘traditional’ motorcycle? Maybe something like one of these, although they too miss the 1865 cutoff. upload_2019-6-17_16-5-10.jpeg
    upload_2019-6-17_16-6-41.jpeg
     
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    Sometimes you guys are like 2nd graders....Waving your hand in the air..."Teacher, Teacher, Johnny said a bad word!!!"
    If the mods are worried about someone violating one of the 38 rules on this board; let them tell the OP about it...otherwise...just sit back and enjoy the blinking lights
     
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    FishDFly

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    You are correct this is not a traditional forum any more.
     

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