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April 5, 2023 - 7:11 pm
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Hello Gentlemen

 

  I have a 1873 SRC in full nickel with a Cody letter. I am coming to you because I am not sure how to handle this rifle. It is very old and has a lot of patina, Also gunge. Is it ok for me to clean this rifle? In its current condition does it even matter? I think the rear sight might be replaced long ago. Just looking for the opinions of some trained eyes. I don’t have a online photo account but I can gladly send pictures

 

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Chris,

You don’t want to clean nickel. If its old finish it should be dull and flaking. If can send pictures to me at the below address.

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Hi Bob

 

  been trying to email you but for some reason emails won’t go through. Even tried without pictures. 

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Chris

There is a dot between bob and 1873man.

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Bottom gun is a full nickel M1873 SRC I have.  Nickel doesn’t wear nearly as nicely as blue does.  It flakes, blisters and often looks unappealing.  Many collector’s don’t pursue nickel plated guns.  I like the rarity aspect of it, but even for me, the appeal is not strong.  As far as cleaning, there’s not much choice but to leave it alone.

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