Re: Help! Old Muzzleloader Rifle I.D with detailed Pics!
I would add, do NOT 'clean' it, other than a good rub-down. There is a wonderful patina that an old piece collects, and removing it can really ugly down a piece.
I saw a museum quality Burnside transformed into a 'shooter' by a steel brush and emory cloth. Since it was not my firearm, I could do little more than cry inside as a century of wonderful 'browning' was removed.
A firearm has only ONE original finish. . . .
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