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1861 Manhattan 22 & Period Mouse Guns

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by sltm1, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. sltm1

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    I've refinished a Manhattan 22, and in polishing down the frame I found three plugs pf copper, one round, 2 rectangular. Knowing that copper melts at a much lower temp that steel, it is safe to presume these were added after the casting. These plugs were not to fill modifications in the original design. Was this type of repair on casting flaws typical practice on small caliber guns that were to be plated? In the pic below, the brass is an access port to install/repair the internals.
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    Saweet!I wish you'd taken a ''before'' photo,though,just for comparison....
     
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    Awesome. Didn't know NAA was around in 1861. :D

    J/K
     
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    amazing job you did there.Usually,I'm for leaving things alone to preserve the originality,but I think you've actually restored it.
     
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    Some would say the patina must be preserved, I now have a picture worth a 1000 words to refute that. Nice job sltm1
     
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    Those people watch too much "Antiques Road Show" on PBS. :D
     
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    Depends... but he got it for $250 so there apparently isn't much collector value on them. So restoring it didn't do any damage to the price really.
    And it does look nice!
     
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