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If you had a historic combat rifle that was in good shape except for its bluing (poorly applied in the first place as the Reich

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  • #16
    My dad put a Williams FP on his yugo Mauser chambered in 308.

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    • #17
      I wouldn't reblue unless absolutely necessary. I've got an old Winchester 1887 Lever Action Shotgun, Under the wood is a nice and dark (almost black) bluing. The rest of the gun has become a beautiful brown patina color, from so many years of use. I use that same gun everyday, and had offers of up to $1500 for it, because it's been well taken care of and the action is tight. But I'm not selling it, as it was passd down to me from my father, who received it from my grandfather, who received it from my great grandfather who bought it from Winchester in New Haven CT back in 1893. So the historical value to me is priceless.

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      • #18
        A reich gun huh? I imagine that your kraut banger is a Kar98? Regardless of model, historic firearms are always worth more when things are original. While it may not look as good as a nice slick new bluing job, the old bluing is more valuable.

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        • #19
          Leave it alone!

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