Interesting. I used to be a reenactor (American Civil War.) There is no way...no way I would carry an original 61 or 63 Springfield around at an event. I used a repro 53 Enfield...and got made fun of because I didn't strip the blueing off the barrel and soak it in salt water to get it to rust. Blueing was "farb" or "far-bee" as in "far be it from authentic." Then again, those were the same guys who soaked all of their brass uniform buttons in their own urine to get them to corrode properly. Some people's kids.