Original Enfield re-blue?
When I was young and dumb(er) my grandma gave me an original Enfield musket and what I thought was an accompanying bayonet. I now know it was a bayonet to a different and smaller-barreled gun, but I still tried to get it on my original musket and it scratched up the whole end of my barrel, ruining the previously fine blueing.
I've been too ashamed at the stupid mistake I did years ago to bring it up until now. Is there any way I can fix the scratching at the end of the barrel? I'd say "without diminishing the value," but I'm sure the scratches hurt the value already. My knowledge of antique restoration is not too good. Can you help me?
Thanks very very much
I remain, highly esteemed Herr Reenactor, your devoted
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