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Hi all,

At our local show this weekend, I picked up a nice Series 20 T99. It is an all matching rifle with a nice stock, cleaning rod, and the early features. Problem is that somewhere along the line, a previous owner polished and reblued the spot where the mum had been ground off. lt looks to be a poor quality cold blue that doesn't match the rest of the rifle at all. I personally think the rifle would look a lot better and have a more historically accurate appearance if the previous "repair" area was reground. I generally "rig" them up and leave them as I find them but would be interested in what you guys have to say. Further, I count on Garfield to let me know if this is a stupid question.

All the best,

Doug
 

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This is a stupid question. "REGRIND", really stupid.

Actually, I would suggest that you buy a commercial blue remover. Brownell's sells a rust and blue remover in gel form. Applied judicially to the area in question with a Q-tip should take care of your problem. I am certain that others have their solutions.

Good luck.
 

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Doug's problem is probably with the post grind "polished" receiver more than the add-on bluing. I say, go wild with a dremel !! Not everyday you can grind a nice 99 receiver top.

Hey by the way ! what is it with all those "cats" on the avatars ?
 

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"Interesting" question, not "stupid" as the tom cat suggests. It's your rifle, you can leave as is, remove the blue only (but why?), or remove the blue and grind. In the collection we are selling we have the low number 35th series, #35. The grind area has been expertly rounded and reblued, they also refinshed the stock. I once owned the rifle sold it to the current owner. Was my fear with that SN, #35, someone would turn it into a CC. Where's my engraving tool?
 

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Morning Digger :
Better yet acid etch the mum once again ! and then strike it with a rodent tail file !!!!!!
Adogs are you suggesting that we are becoming feline or sake drinking possies ? aren't you barking up Garfield's tree you tongue dripping Oddie ?.
Ain't Jim Davis fun........
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Bill,
Do not, under any circumstance, let Ronin get ahold of that genuine Japanese mumgrinder! No mum in north America would be safe!
 
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