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Offline Curtis264

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1860 Henry
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:47:25 PM »
Just received my Uberti 1860 Henry Iron frame, but I have found one problem, the magazine tube is so sharp at the cut out where the follower travels cuts my hand, is there a way to dull this without damaging the finish.

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Re: 1860 Henry
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 04:18:19 AM »
No, there's no way to dull the sharp edges of the mag-tube slot without also removing some finish.

Find a piece of round wood dowel, a round marker pen or something similar; wrap it in emery-cloth or sand-paper, slide it back and forth in the mag-tube slot until the sharp edges have been smoothed out.

You can touch-up the bare metal with a cold-blueing product, but chances are that you'll wear it off in a short while since your left hand will be gripping and rubbing against this area....

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Re: 1860 Henry
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 07:51:07 PM »
You may also wish to try a small diamond impregnated fish hook sharpening stone (Lowes).  Pass it back and fourth over the sides of the slot to knock the "sharp" off.

Forgot, PLUS ONE to Capt-n-Redneck.  No way to take the "sharp" off without some finish coming off too.

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Re: 1860 Henry
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 08:57:06 PM »
The sharp edge has little bluing on it anyway  being its a sharp edge
I concur with the Coffinmaker  on the fine lapping stone and some oil
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Re: 1860 Henry
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 12:23:33 AM »
I used some emery cloth and reduced the edge and used some cold blue and finished it off, much easier to hold now, not worried about my blood damaging the finish anymore

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Re: 1860 Henry
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Re: 1860 Henry
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 09:33:09 AM »
Don't worry about the finish after dulling the edges. It would have worn off quickly once you started using it on a regular basis. Besides that, the Henry looks really cool with that 'rode hard and put away wet' look. I took a Henry reenacting 25 years ago and it achieved it's 'battlefield pick-up' look in no time. Gives it character. Every ding and scratch a story.
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