Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by frenchdr, Jan 13, 2015.
Ill search my emails.
Thats the fellow. He never got back to me. His website is different from then. He showed defarbed revolvers, including a fabulous Co. marked Walker. Now these smiths that do defarbing will "move" existing marks and and to other spots and add other marks as well as their own, they will not add any trademarked info.
I found the technique I use to be very effective. I wonder how he did it? I'd like to see some of his work.
If you go to Zimmermans website you can see of his defarbed Enfields.
Then there's the legal issues. Basically, the defarber guys do not technically remove the original markings: they restamp the original sn and other marks required by law somewhere else in the item in a hidden area on the piece. I guess if I was really brave I would get the 2nd gen 1st model dragoon I know of and antique it and not worry about the sn.
run you photos through a photo editor on your computer.
If in the editor they look right, rotate left or right then back.
This will "set" them in proper perspective.
Naturally if sideways or upside down in the editor rotate them the right way.
many cameras and cell phone will post them upside down.
if you reblue or brown the cylinder yourself, in time, it will wear down.
Develop it's own patina from use.
Will have the worn in look.
I buy my rifles and revolvers in kit form usually and finish them myself.
I prefer the worn in look they get.
I agree with you on just aging a 2nd generation Colt Dragoon and leaving the stamping untouched. That'd be just fine!
A Colt 2nd Generation Dragoon shouldn't have any Italian proof stamps.
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