full restoration or leave alone with patina

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Re: full restoration or leave alone with patina

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:12 pm

And I get just the opposite response with my like new appearing M-38A1
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Re: full restoration or leave alone with patina

Post by mdainsd » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:11 pm

See, its all good. Each their own.

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Re: full restoration or leave alone with patina

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:03 pm

It's up to whatever the local yokels are thinking at the time. :wink:
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Re: full restoration or leave alone with patina

Post by dpcd67 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm

Think about it: the OP said it was Forest Green, which means it has already been painted at some point in it's life after Military Service. So, any patina it has, is not original anyway. So, leaving the non original Patina intact, achieves nothing for originality. Plus it is rusty everywhere else, just from what I read. It needs restoring.
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