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Modified Restoration

donjo4medonjo4me Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited March 2003 in General Discussion
I enjoy buying old revolvers in bad condition and restoring them to beauty, albeit perhaps not original beauty. Example: an old U. S. Revolver .38 in rough condition. I plan to replate nickel and handcarve african podouk wooden grips, with perhaps an ivory inlay. This will probably be a wall hanger since I'm not a gunsmith, and I would furnish the original rubber grips should the purchaser wish to use them. My question is, is this acceptable and marketable or would I be ruining something that is in otherwise poor condition? Any opinions are greatly appreciated!


  • sundownersundowner Member Posts: 1,198 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If it is something unique or somewhat rare, even in poor condition you would be degrading its value. If it is stictly a shooter with no historical value at all, do as thou wilt.

    ". . . let me forget about today until tomorrow"
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