Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Smokepole14, Jun 21, 2022.
To age brass, fume in a container with white vinegar. First get a container with airtight lid big enough for your parts. Next put a jar lid with white vinegar in the bottom. Put your parts in. Seal and place in sunshine. Leave till you're satisfied.
Try it. Good luck in your endeavor.
I’ve always used ammonia. They work great and look just like aged brass.
That is a nice job of it… no too much as I’ve seen elsewhere. I have long wondered why manufacturers of these replicas are so doggone stuck on the poly stock finishes and bright orange red dies! Even plainest walnut looks good with a couple coats of an oil type finish and then it wears in to fit the owners hand. Of course it’s easily scratched and dinged but then so are the owners and we’re better for the experience.
I received a copy of Sharps rifle of Montana the other day. Most of them were stored in blankets laying atop other Sharps rifles. Many many rifles worth. Not a lot of special care seems to have been paid to them beyond cleaning and oiling and the most of them look amazing.
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