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I picked up a shooter Python. The selling gentleman was a PA State Trooper in the '70, and this was his service revolver for many years. He bought it new in 1971, and though it has holster wear (85-90% bluing) he took very good care of it. He put Safariland grips on it (that were trashed), but kept the LNIB original grips. They're so perfect I took them off too, and put some Colt Rosewoods on. However..., like most cops back in the day he put whiteout on the rear sight, and red nail polish and whiteout on the front ramp. I cleaned it up a little, but I am not a fan of this modification, and want to remove it back to grade. Does anyone have any experience in gently removing these modifications? Should I just go at it with a brass brush? I would think nail polish remover would be a very bad idea. It there something that would be gentle on the bluing but still cut the nail polish. Really, I'm not sure how to proceed. Any advice would be welcome. I would hope this would be the only situation where anyone would put any kind of paint on a Colt.
 

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Thanks. I did gently probe around with a steel pick, and it wasn't budging. If I had a brass one I might have tried a little harder. I'll go Q-tip and play curator with it. Thanks for the tip!
 
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