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Old 03-19-2017, 07:39 PM
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I picked up another S&W Belt buckle to add to my growing collection off eBay the other day. I bought the buckle from 1981 called "the horse thief".
I have 4 more buckles from this series and they all have a nice brassy hue. The problem I have is this one I just bought is in good condition and all the markings look good except it has a COPPER hue to it, almost a reddish look to the brass.
I checked and it doesn't attract a magnet and it looks 100% authentic. But can anyone explain why the complete copper hue of the brass?
I've included a picture, the buckle in question is in the middle.
Thanks for any help!
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I fixed it!
Solution--- Brasso polish, 0000 steel wool, elbow grease.
Took off​ the top reddish hue and replaced with a nice yellowy brass color!
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