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Offline canuck4570

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Springfield 1861
« on: July 06, 2019, 12:41:29 PM »
Redersoli's springfield 1861 comes not blued

my question is    is it prone to rust more than a blued one and is it a hard to keep it rust free,  and any special cleaning procedure?


Offline vtmtnman

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Re: Springfield 1861
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 05:52:04 AM »
I'd keep it oiled with a non petroleum based oil like olive oil or the like.Others may use something else but I use non petroleum based lubes and oils.Being not blued it will eventually take a patina whether you want it or not from honest wear.