Restoration project

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ed wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:55 am If you have somethnig that is really rusted, that stuff selectively removes the rust and can leave just the metal structure that is intact..
Archaeologists use electrolysis.

As for the "pimp pistol" ( :mrgreen: ), that's very similar to a common problem with ancient musical instruments: they get "adapted" to new tastes.
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But I doubt that they actually use originals. That gun I posted is an original Borchardt tarted up. Reblued and engraved and the whole bit. Thing is that it had to have been in decent shape before they did it since I see no sign of pitting or excess wear.

Here is the listing for the pimp gun
https://www.poulinauctions.com/high-art ... griffiths/
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Excellent book, even if a bit dated now. Recommend.
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hmmmm .. appropriate.

You know, they used to tart up authentic gothic armor with gilding back during the gothic revival? It was better than original. Like that pistol.
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