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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5569

Question:

I have a jp Clabrough mussal loading double barrol shot gun. I am planning on cleaning it up and do a little double "O" steel wool with a commerical degreaserto both the metal and stock. Is this considered restoration as it pertains to value. Thank you Bob

Answer:

Over cleaning has been the "kiss of death" for any number of otherwise valuable antique guns. Your gun is not of any real value at this time, but could be in the future. Use Flitts metal polish, or if you must use steel wool use triple 0 with Break Free oil. Wash the stock with a mild soap solution (dry well) and oil with Break Free. This should be all you do.

Submitted By: Bob Metzger On: 1/12/2004 7:24:13 PM

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