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Restoring filed stampings?

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Restoring filed stampings?

#1 Post by Airforce1 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:29 am

I know there is a way of doing this. I just won a Carcano off of proxibid and it turned out the serial number, maker, and date were filed off the barrel shank by the importer long ago. What is a good way to raise these numbers? Anyone ever do it?

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#2 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am

Did you see this info. Back in the day, coin collectors used acid to reveal the date on worn down buffalo nickels. Not really great, and it left a mark, but you could see the original date although the coin was worthless as a collectors piece. The correct acid formulas may allow you to see the original serial number so you can re stamp it onto the rifle. Odd they sold a rifle lacking a serial number? This should be an interesting post & question. I am looking forward to its many replies.

http://what-when-how.com/forensic-scien ... al-number/

https://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/c985eebb-3 ... -2013.aspx


This source is good & has photo example of results, also with many other references to go to, a must read>>>
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 6X12000809

https://scholarlycommons.law.northweste ... ntext=jclc
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Re: Restoring filed stampings?

#3 Post by Airforce1 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:36 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am
Did you see this info. Back in the day, coin collectors used acid to reveal the date on worn down buffalo nickels. Not really great, and it left a mark, but you could see the original date although the coin was worthless as a collectors piece. The correct acid formulas may allow you to see the original serial number so you can re stamp it onto the rifle. Odd they sold a rifle lacking a serial number? This should be an interesting post & question. I am looking forward to its many replies.

http://what-when-how.com/forensic-scien ... al-number/

https://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/c985eebb-3 ... -2013.aspx


This source is good & has photo example of results, also with many other references to go to, a must read>>>
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 6X12000809

https://scholarlycommons.law.northweste ... ntext=jclc
The guns were serialed on the barrel shank. The receivers never were serialed. However they made up one and stamped it on the receiver.

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