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Old 05-03-2016, 02:06 PM   #11
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If a lady wishes to get a tuck here or there or some other restorative procedure and to feel better about her self and be more attractive to her husband, I say go for it. Value? PRICELESS Not too different between a man and his gun.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:17 PM   #13
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Better is in the eyes of the beholder.....But most would leave that one alone for sure.............
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Allen;
Ditto on what Dave said. To me and others, that gun is worth more in it's present condition than if you had it "restored". JMHO.

George:
As my legal mouthpiece you have said exactly how I feel.
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Re-case-coloring that pretty gun, in my humble opinion, would devalue it significantly.

I wouldn't do it if it were my gun... unfortunately, it isn't.






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Allen,
My answer here is still NO.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:54 PM   #17
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Would you re-case color this frame?
Absolutely not.

It's important that you give consideration to many other factors, besides the amount of remaining color. In most circumstances, the metal gets some degree of polishing, and this may impact the quality and crispness of the original engraving. A proper reheat treatment (after all, case hardening is a heat treatment)will involve a stress relieve cycle after the quench cycle. This will only marginally soften the case (very shallowest surface) the more highly engraved a gun is, the greater that plays into the treatment(s). Each and every heating and cooling cycle is an opportunity for distortion.

The above is fact ,from which I draw 35 years of experience in metalurgy.
The following is opinion;
Brad Bachelder has shown, in dozens of guns we have seen in Parker Pages, and elsewhere, to have the best heat treatment practice when it comes to reproducing Meriden colors. Turnbull can closely approximate early Winchester colors on forged receivers, and barely comes close to the all time famous Colt SAA receiver colors. He does not, in my mindcome close to Meriden Bone, Leather, Charcoal case hardening colors.
When to do it? It's your gun, you decide. I doubt seriously I would consider doing it to a gun exhibiting 35-40% colors or more.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:19 PM   #18
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Dean and Edgar, I will pm you details on this gun which is currently being restocked to my specs by Brad. Although Lawyer Henry F. Tenney had the original stock cut very short for his wife, and with too much drop for me and no cast and being a Parker that I have no intention of ever selling as it will go to one grandson, the oldest of two, upon my demise. I am keeping the original stock and forend however.
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I really appreciate everyone's opinion! Thank you all. As I have been disassembling the Trojan, I am fascinated and very impressed at the work that was put into this gun. I am confident this gun has never been opened up. So many of the parts are stamped with the serial # and the fit of all the parts is awesome. When I purchased the gun it had been neglected, the barrels on the outside had many rust spots as well as the receiver. I think to begin with I will just clean everything up and shoot the gun to begin with. I will post pictures as I make progress. I am attaching a couple of pics to give an idea of what I am up against.
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