Thread: New Henry 45-70
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Old January 11, 2019, 09:25 AM   #14
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The brass alloy on ALL of the Henry brass centerfire receivers is solid through & through.
It is not plated.
I stand corrected. The rimfire guns have a thin cover over the action that's plated. I was thinking that the 45-70 had the same finish. It's a brass alloy. It still has a clear coat though and will develop the "patina" if the finish is removed. I was in a Gander Mountain store a few years back and was thinking about buying one. Everyone in their latest shipment had a finish problem and they looked "spotty". They sent those back to be replaced. It might look good/better if uniform, but it didn't look all that nice with large spots on the finish.
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