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Polished receiver
October 16, 2019
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Is there a Value percentage alone you would deduct for a polished receiver & lever. I realize there’s other factors to consider Ie: (model & condition) & subjective but just wondering if there’s a set percentage or each to their own.

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Tremendous difference between careful hand-polishing & buffing with a wheel.

October 17, 2019
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clarence said
Tremendous difference between careful hand-polishing & buffing with a wheel.  

Yes I would agree Clarence. My understanding is the bluing process had its issues at some point in time? & would wear off making the receivers visually unpleasant & polishing sometimes was the lesser of two evils for the gun owner.

I’m thinking even if the gun is in very good condition, how many collectors would walk away due to polishing. Is a reblued receiver detract more value than a polished one?

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AG said 

Is a reblued receiver detract more value than a polished one? 
  

Polishing is usually only done as the essential (and most difficult) first step for rebluing, replating, or re-case-coloring; it would be odd to invest the work required for polishing, but go no further.

But what constitutes "polishing"?  By itself, it's a term too vague & broad to describe accurately the cond.  I have "polished" with very mild cleaners/abrasives such as Flitz & Wenol receivers originally case-colored, but which had become stained, tarnished, generally grunged-up, with the color long gone, but that's a far cry from the polishing necessary to remove pitting & scratches. 

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