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    Filling in lettering with paint.

    A local guy contacted me this morning about a S&W Model 25 5 8 3/8 barrel in 45c . It look great its in the wooden case but all the lettering and markings are colored in with white paint below is a few examples i took pics of does it hurt value he is asking $1,200

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    Easily removed with acetone (nail polish remover) and a soft cloth. No affect on value whatsoever.

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    Nahh, it wont hurt the value since it is reversable without harming anything. You might use it as a barganing chip. That and the fact the grips are aftermarket (herrets) and the case has been relined. Personally, I think $850.00
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    Guys.... thanks i was also thinking around 8ish....
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    I’ll add that a soft toothbrush might help remove the paint if you decide to do that. I agree it’s a good idea to use it as a bargaining chip.

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    Tom ... i will but he is the problem , my local guy is a Pawn and he is a really nice guy but he can over pay for something like this. He usually calls me when a Gun or watch comes in to help him with value but on this one he was hoping i would buy it and he looked at prices on GB.
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    First time I've heard of someone using paint, but guess I shouldn't be surprised. I've had several that have had white chalk used to highlight the stamps.
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    Assuming its paint who know what it is.
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    Non original stocks...another bargaining angle......
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    An outfit named "Markal" makes paint sticks in various colors. First became acquainted with them when I saw them used to renew the engraved markings on metal scales, rulers and dials. The white version is sometimes used on guns to highlight markings.

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