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I have two 2000 Schofields and i was wondering how the factory finish compares with the original Schofields. Was the same process used?
anyone have a example of each to compare?
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HAP, The bluing processes used for those two production runs ( 130+ years apart) were entirely different. Whether you like the old finish vs. the modern finish, is a matter of personal taste. They both did the job. Bluing is really an anti-climax to whether the metal polishing is done right before the bluing is applied, and is high polish or just averge. The original Schofields were for military purposes and high polish was not on the agenda. The 2000 production had to look nice and be attractive, so they probably got a better polish job. Roy Jinks has a case of about 12 original Schofields, still in their original grease, that he uses for a foot rest while dozing at D.B.Wesson's original desk. I've lifted up a corner of that case and they are all there - cased by Bannerman's from surplus sales by the gov't. Maybe if you were to gift Roy with controlling interest in a couple of good vinyards, he might allow a comparison of one of those original Schofields with a Model 2000 gun ! Ed.
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