Originally Posted by BillDeShivs
Here's something to think about:
Real antique guns were once brand new. Why would you want to make a gun look old? Even reenactors? The guns were new when they were being used originally!
Plus, you really screw up the value of your gun.
For the same reason you change stocks, alter or change barrels, grips, drill & tap for optics...It's called personal taste
in the case of reenactors (..can I assume you are not one then??)... Some like a pristine look to their gear, others like a more worn appearance and use light grit sandpaper and baby oil to give that "working class" impression. Plus if you have an old beater you didn't pay much for in the first place and with no sentimental value... or (in my case w/ the black powder builds I've done) why not make it look like it's already
done 5+ years on the frontier???
You don't like the idea.. don't do it. Go ahead and keep the action figures in the original packaging and the comics unread, bagged & boarded...You'll here nothing from me. It's still a free country (...at least, for now).