Brass gripframe question

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mstuck

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Ive got a factory brass gripframe super. The brass is tarnished, and lookin
pretty dingy. Im just dyin to polish it!
Ive noticed that a lot of people(and collectors) dont.
Is there anything wrong with shinin her up?
Thanks,
Mike
 

Stubshaft

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I guess it would depend on what you plan to do with it. If you are going to shoot/hunt with it then by all means go ahead and shine her up. If you are going to keep it as an investment/collector then leave it the way it is. An honest patina is an indication of the approximate age of the piece.
 
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your gun, your choice, some do, some don't....when polished I do not think they look as good as the 'patina' ,more yellow...............polish it and in time it will retarnish if you leave it alone, try a bit of something like ;'RIG;' and just wipe 'er down, not polish it 'per se'..............I do NOT like the look of 'mottled', finger printed, splotchy, thats a horse of a different color......
 

chet15

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Yes...if you decide to polish it, you may try to replicate the finish on an original brass frame Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk or Old Army. May be like a 400-grit medium, not sure.
I don't think it would hurt it, some may feel different about doing that.
Now if it were an original '66 Winchester or brass frame Henry rifle, re-polishing is a big no-no.
Chet15
 

mstuck

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Good info!
Thanks
I think im gonna go ahead and polish it up.
Its not a unfired, prestine safe queen.
Im gonna carefully fire it every now and then.
It is very clean, and i have the complete package,
so i didnt want to devalue it any.
 

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