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newbe 1869 owner
Posted by Rick Powell on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 12:54 a.m., in response to Been a long time, posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
Hi all, Lucky me...from a friends long passed on father's closet...an 1869 (16816) survivor. Much honest wear (solid barrel, H stamp r side of barrel, no visible witness strike, hammered bevel at crown, ladder sight snapped off and fixed sight reversed, filthy bore and missing rod) but no abuse, only a couple bits of active rust. Looks to me to have never been taken down, wood and metal seem bonded but one big problem...the extractor and spring are entirely gone. I have acquired original replacement parts but my dilemma...should I? If I take it apart then a little cleaning here, touch up there and a different class of firearm. I do know which end of a screwdriver to pick up but I am concerned about doing the wrong thing. All input will be appreciated. Best Regards, RP
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