Re: Help! Old Muzzleloader Rifle I.D with detailed Pics!
Thanks Jack -
The rifling looked perfect, no wear in the barrel at all it seems. When I cleaned it there
was little to no blackpowder coming out, just orange in color from the rust. It looks like
it is in mint condition. I thought the barrel was a smooth bore till I looked down it.
I put some polish on the lock, and it did clean it up a tiny bit. Nothing into detail though, I still gotta figure out how to bring out the art in it.
Would it be a bad decision to paint the barrel? I did my friends shotgun flat black and it
looks really good. I saw one online with a black barel and it looked good. If it
depreciates the value I wont touch it. I also put some compound on the barrel and it
shined up pretty good. The rust remover didn't take too much off, but enough to notice.
What would be the best way to apply the varnish? I am good with a rag or sponge, but I do want a perfect finish. Should I get a spray gun and litely touch it?
Thanks for checkin it out - i'll work on it more later on this week