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Re: Trapdoor thankyous,etc...

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, at 10:05 a.m., in response to Trapdoor thankyous,etc..., posted by donna bates on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, at 7:44 a.m.

Being neither a chemist nor a metallurgist, I cannot say for certain, but am guessing that the guns with remaing color were NOT "fired to any extent using black-powder ammunition". There were a lot more TDs made than were ever issued to troops - a particular case is the huge batch of closet queens in the mid 400K range, bearing [SWP/1889] cartouches. I can also say that, at least in my experience, WD40 does NOT remove color-case - I'd been using it (sparingly) as a general wipe for so many years before hearing that it was "bad" that it was too late to stop.


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