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Old August 22, 2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Barrels covered in wood

Why is it that, the older the rifle, the more likely the barrel would be covered? My first guess would be for protection from the elements, but I don't think blueing has changed in 150 years and laying a wood "guard" could actually trap moisture more than repel it.
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