Original metal finish
Posted by Drew Hause on February 11, 2020, 2:08 pm, in reply to "Face plate material"
The action and sideplates were originally case color hardened Bob, and the colors wears over time. The trigger guard and screws were Nitre Blued. |
This Ideal is fairly high condition, but some areas are a pewter color
The remaining % of case colors from new is one measure of condition of the gun. A near 100% Field grade.
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