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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by monkr, May 31, 2019.

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  1. Jun 17, 2019 #21

    Zonie

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    zimmerstutzen:
    Referring to post #12 above, my reason for saying, " Quite frankly, I consider your slam against our members to be totally uncalled for." is I don't consider any of our members "anal" . I don't know why your post about metal spinning was shut down. I don't recall seeing it.

    Rat in post #16 is correct. I look at the stainless steel reproductions as an attempt to make something that roughly duplicates a nickle plated gun and at the same time to offer a material that doesn't corrode as easily as the traditional carbon steel and iron that the original guns were made from.
    Yes, I know it isn't traditional. Stainless was first produced as a commercial produce in 1913.

    The main reason I let this topic remain is I thought it was interesting and some of you folks who own a stainless steel gun might be interested as well.
    It's more a post about maintaining your guns rather than championing the use of stainless steel. Had it been expounding on the glory's of stainless steel I probably would have removed it.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 #22

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    Nickel plating on firearms is kinda pushing the envelope on our time period. It's 125-150 years ago on firearms.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2019 #23

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    I think that many stainless reproduction guns simply look like they have the same kind of bright steel finish that's pretty much indistinguishable from armory bright steel muskets,
    I would imagine that some folks like to maintain their muskets by keeping them in armory bright condition, while others prefer the distressed appearance of the "faux aging processes".
    I'm recall seeing British revolutionary war reenactors with very expensive looking uniforms and nice bright steel muskets.
     
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    Nope, not traditional. We all should be writing on slates with chalk and sending letters to each other via pony express and stage coach. I have broad considerations of traditional, and mostly think it is ok if it is a sidekick and is loaded from the muzzle. Now, am a attracted to a plastic stocked, stainless steel, cap lock with a 1 in 20 something barrel twist? No. But they are discussed here along with match locks. Neither attract me, but let people share their interest and most will gravitate to the more traditional aspects of the hobby.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2019 #25

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    Took me a minute to figure out what was causing the excitement. I guess some people would be happier
    Black Dragon-sm.jpg
    if I used something like this this for my avatar, but I believe the picture is my choice.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2019 #26

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    I consider your avatar out of place on the forum. I can't force you to change it but modern scoped plastic guns don't belong here, even in an avatar.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2019 #27

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    The N-SSA approved the use of stainless revolvers many many moons ago with the rational that it emulated nickle plating which was quite common on handguns in the 1860s.
     
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    You sound like you are one of the reasons I usually refrain from joining sites like this.
    Thank you for any information I have gained. You can strip me from your records.
    Good By.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2019 #29

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    Any historical examples of nickel plated revolvers from the 1860s?
     
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    Marlin Deringers:
    1st. model
    OK Model
    Nevermiss model
    Remington:
    New Model Police
    Elliot Derringer
    New Model Belt
    New Model S/A Belt
    Remington-Rider Pocket
    Smith & Wesson #1 Second Issue

    This list could go on and on to also include some obscure guns that the average person has never heard of and I didn't bother to look for long arms. Nickle plating was done as a method of rust proofing and to enhance the sales of cheaper firearms. The 1850-1870 era seems to mark the transition from silver plating to nickle. Most of the plating done by Colt up to the cartridge conversions seems to have been silver.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2019 #31

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    I am pure traditional. I acquired an inline when a friend died and it will never be fired by me. I am about ready to give it away. However I need to recover some money I paid for the collection.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2019 #33

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    See? We can't win. We're too anal about traditional for some. We're not anal enough for others.

    I tried to find gunsmiths with no TB or smallpox vaccinations or no tetraethyllead in their bones to form my rifle and smoothbore barrels but failed. So I did the best I could.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2019 #34

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    I'm surprised you think your anal.

    Now, your petrologist might think about you from that perspective but I'm not sure his view is very good. Ole' "Squint" wasn't known for his good eyesight.:D;):cool:
     
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