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Unread 07-10-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Case color restoration?

Once Parker/Fox/Smith/LeFever ceased production and before Turnbull and Gaddy, were there places where one could have the case coloring redone? Wondering when restoring old guns correctly started to become a thing.

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Pachmayr was one. Bobby
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Frank Lefever and Sons. Not sure of their methods.
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Delgrego did not do their own colors. They used Remington. To my knowledge.
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I was lead to believe Delgrego used a commercial heat treat shop.
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That may be the case, but i am sure they were not doing it in house.
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Keep in mind I’m asking about the initial period after Fox, Parker, LCS, and LeFever shut their doors and before restoring American doubles became a thing.
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And both Delgrego and Lefever had their roots direct from those operations.

Larry Sr. Worked at Remington on Parkers and Frank Lefever worked for Lefever, Hunter Arms and Remington.
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Keep in mind Iím asking about the initial period after Fox, Parker, LCS, and LeFever shut their doors and before restoring American doubles became a thing.
So for the most part, that would have been the period immediately post-WWII





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