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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_T

    I think I need to spend another day or two on this...
    Dave I see the one obvious mistake you have made on that gun while working on the finish...…..









    You haven't shipped it to mememmememememememememmeememe yet
    It looks good pard. Nice work!

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    Very nice, Dave T.
    ... Like polishing the Genie’s lamp... you polished and some magic appeared.

    .. and if ever you decide to sell it, sounds like Hoody is a potential buyer...
    unless now he’s talking about GIVING it.. in that case, might I talk you in to considering a raffle or drawing at that said date and time !!!
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    Thanks for the kind words but I still think it needs a bit more "aging". I have a reconstructed shoulder I'm nursing back to health (and strength) so it will be a while before I can tackle it again.

    Dave
    Last edited by Dave_T; 11-21-2019 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo View Post
    Easy enough to do on a Rodeo II. All it takes is some elbow grease and a Birchwood-Casey lead removal cloth. Gives a decent antique nickel finish when done. Others here have followed this example and been happy I believe.



    What Nutmeg describes as antique nickel is actually "black nickel" that gets polished and looks the least like well worn older Colt nickel jobs. More like a hard chrome that was then ink baked on engraved guns. It does look "different" on a smooth gun. I believe you can do better on a Rodeo II, with little effort and no money. If nothing else you aren't going to hurt the gun with a B-C cloth.



    Top to bottom here:

    Colt bright nickel

    Nutmeg antique nickel

    Colt bright nickel

    A&A antique nickel

    50 year old silver plate

    My Rodeo II looks more like the A&A antique nickel which in turn I think is the finish that best represents 100 year old Colt nickeled guns. Guess I need to do another photo and add a new Rodeo II and a antiqued Rodeo II.
    Really beautiful guns! I probably won’t do anything with the Rodeo II’s. I use one occasionally and the other one is unfired in the box - definitely won’t mess with that one. But every once in a while I get a wild hair and do something like an antique job. I’ve done such with blued guns but never have seen it done with nickel. Thanks for the show!
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    Top to bottom here:

    antiqued Rodeo II

    Colt bright nickel

    Nutmeg antique nickel

    Colt bright nickel

    A&A antique nickel

    50 year old silver plate

    My polished Rodeo II looks more like the A&A antique nickel which in turn I think both look closer to the finish that best represents 100 year old Colt nickeled guns. Did what I could to easily add the Rodeo II for comparison photo I'll a better photo when I get the chance.

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    “ That type finish is definitely my cup o' tea. Would you share your method?”

    Hey Cholla, just posted a more detailed write up on the antiqued rust blue I applied to that Rodeo in the Smithing section of the forum.

    https://www.coltforum.com/#/topics/368963


 
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