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    Believe 1884 Trapdoor cadet, paint removal recommendations

    Hi. When I can make a road trip, I'll be adding and M1884 (serial 55522x, 1892 mfr). Looks like it has the longer cadet grip, and I've emailed the owner if the barrel is 29 1/2" and has a serrated trigger. It's gonna be a great restoration piece, and has a nice bit of history to how it was saved/rescued. Anyhow, the guy's older brother (teenagers back when) decided to paint it after they found it. Maybe it was an eyesore, won't know until I remove all the paint. Would anyone have recommendations on how best to remove the paint and keep any original bluing/case hardening? Could be that the paint has saved what might have become major rust/pitting. Thanks, Eric.
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    If the back of the hammer has been painted, I would remove the hammer and try paint remover on a SMALL spot and see what happens.
    Gil Davis Tercenio
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    Great, great grandson of Cpl Elijah S Davis, Co I, 6th Alabama Inf CSA

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    Will try that, plus maybe my wife's hair dryer and some other stuff - on the backside first. Hope the luster is still there. Anyone have an original lockplate screw? Just tried SS Firearms but nothing. Will try other sites too.

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    Will do. Thanks.

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