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  1. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    What brand did you go with? I’m a big fan of the...

    What brand did you go with?
    I’m a big fan of the blue-handled Marples chisel. A classic “beginner set” that doesn’t ever really need to be upgraded haha.

    I bet I have three sets rattling around...
  2. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Goodness that’s pretty!

    Goodness that’s pretty!
  3. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    Krag receivers are SUPER hard —that lends itself...

    Krag receivers are SUPER hard —that lends itself to the wonderfully smooth action.

    It’s not surprising that the color would come out different on the receiver compared to other parts.

    Maybe you...
  4. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I found that I didn’t like the finish I got from...

    I found that I didn’t like the finish I got from the carding wheel.

    I don’t know what it is…maybe I see some slight rounding or polishing from it. Anyway, I prefer the way the finish looks after...
  5. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    I used this solution:...

    I used this solution:
    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/metal-bluing/specialty-bluing-chemicals/classic-rust-blue-4oz-sku082000010-22820-48994.aspx?sku=082000010
  6. Thread: My 2nd Krag

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    That would be me on the back strap of a 1917 S&W....

    That would be me on the back strap of a 1917 S&W.

    Found the thread: https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=68265&page=1
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