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Re: nickle plated TD
Posted by John S. on Wednesday, 7 October 2009, at 12:02 a.m., in response to Re: nickle plated TD, posted by mike presley on Tuesday, 6 October 2009, at 11:24 p.m.
Plated guns have also been popular with veterans groups and school color guards and the like. I have seen several M1903s and Krags and even a couple of M1 Garands and M14s nickeled or chromed.
Maybe someone collects them in that configuration and thinks they are neat. Most collectors seem to share my opinion that it a horrible atrocity that drastically cuts the value.
A few Navy guns were give tin or nickel finish in an attempt to reduce the corrosive effects of salt air.
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