This is going to be a project that will take me a rather long amount of time due to the unique circumstances of the time with Beer Disease causing the entire universe to lose it’s mind.
At sometime in what could be the near future, I and my family will be moving to Hawaii, either flying with my guns or shipping them in my household goods are the only reasonable options to actually get a firearm into the state. Once they arrive they must be taken to the Honolulu PD and registered in person… yay… Purchasing firearms in Hawaii is an even larger hassle…I’ve spoken to gunstores over there.
My current questions are:
The cylinder and arm appear to be blued, the remainder of the pistol might have been parkerized. Does that appear to be the case, or did the blueing just turn to ugly?
The firearm will likely be shipped in a non-climate controlled crate and I need to do something to protect the metal before this happens. How can I go about removing the rust that is on it right now, and then perhaps slow rust bluing it, and then putting it in cosmoline or Ed’s red? Or should I just fly with it, I’m not sure how much I’ll actually be able to do with that since there’s a 14 day quarantine to a hotel, and that seems to conflict with registering within 5 days…it’s an interesting situation.
Intents on the restoration, ensure that it’s functional, safe to fire, restored to as period correct as possible and have an heirloom. Marks are intended to be preserved, and I hope to follow the steps @Mosinvirus inspired me to take. It just so happened that one of my friends decided to sell me this since he knows he won’t get around to the project.