I always think of "Defarbing " as removing all modern markings, adding historically correct stamps/marks, etcWhat is the difference between defarbing and antiquing?
Lodgewood sells a Defarbed Spiller & Burr that is completely done over and looks like an original. [/QUOTE said:Surely this just dishonest fakery which no-one interested in our heritage should approve of ?
I never could quite figure out the whole "fake wear" notion on gun finish. Shoot the gun regularly, care for it properly and it will develop it's own "real" patina very naturally. It doesn't need any help from it's owner to age prematurely. One mans opinion!
I’m sorry, but this is just BS in my opinion. My enjoyment of owning the firearm is significantly degraded by having to look at Made in Italy, Black Powder Only and the other crap that is stamped all over import guns.Defarbing often means removing the honest history of the gun - who made it, when - and adding a fake history to it. And yet some of the defarbers complain about all the fakes and how hard it is to tell them when they pop up on GB and the like.