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capnkirk

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saving the Swede
« on: May 04, 2013, 01:06:24 PM »
   Hello all,
   I recently purchased a Carl Gustafs M96 stamped 1900. It is almost entirely
intact with matching numbers on at least 12 separate parts. The stock disc
indicates a tight bore (6.51) in #1 condition, but of course that was many years ago and it has been messed with. The receiver has been drilled and tapped for modern sporter scope mounts  :-\  and the bolt handle is turned down. Whoever did the bolt handle did a nice job.
 
   Also, several parts (barrel bands and springs, trigger guard and floorplate, rear hand guard ring, sling swivel, and buttplate) are nickel plated. I don't think this is original, and if not I would like to return it to it's original look.
 
   Original or not, the plating is deteriorated and I need to do something to
clean it up. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Trap4570

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Re: saving the Swede
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 06:39:43 AM »
Brownells sells a nickel remover.  It's about the only safe method other than reverse plating which requires a plating setup and chemicals.  All instructions are on their website.