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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: 1849 pistol - need some help.....
Big boo-boo there. Yes, it can be removed. You will be left with a shiny new surface, no good. Patina is key to a vintage colt, the color that 150 years puts on it. Removing the patina removes most of the value. There is no putting back original condition, whats done is done. It still has a good value, but not near what it would have if left alone. The only salvation would be to find another cylinder, but you would have to disclose that if selling it.
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