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Re: Cleaning 1884 without damaging or modifying finish
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at 8:41 p.m., in response to Re: Cleaning 1884 without damaging or modifying finish, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
Thanks for sending the pictures. Nice rifle, not a lot of wear. Be careful not to chip the wood if you do takes it apart. Just don't use any more water-based cleaners! Leave it in the warm sun for a few days (to the extent you can) to assure that it gets DRY. After that, stick to oil-based stuff, and keep rubbing if you want.
I really don't see anything wrong with the color it is now, but that is just my taste. My specimen of that model does happen to have a fairly light stock, FWIW, but I bought it - back in 1970 - not because of that but because it was in nearly new condition.
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