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Re: Nickel plating
Posted by Fred on Wednesday, 12 March 2014, at 12:55 p.m., in response to Nickel plating, posted by Chris holsapple on Wednesday, 12 March 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
About 41 years ago, I was shown one particular trapdoor rifle that was tin plated. Silvery in color but not like Chrome or nickel. The plating was worn but without flaking edges like Nickel plating. It had the characteristics of what would be termed an 1879 type. The seller, Barney Joe Davies in Kansas City, MO, told me that he thought it might've been an experiment done like that for the U.S.Navy. Beats me. Maybe a photo of it sent to my email would be helpful in identifying it. Maybe the trapdoor has been Nickel plated for a VFW post or parades?
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