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Old 03-07-2021, 03:14 AM
Danny Danny is offline
 
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They say that blood damage on a firearm is very distinct. Has anyone had an M1 with blood damage?
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:51 AM
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I had a receiver that had what I thought was etched by blood contact. Now I have no way to know for sure or if I was seeing something that was caused but something else. The best way I can describe it looked like it was etched with an acid of sorts perhaps the salts from blood? I had traded it off a few years ago but always thought it was interesting.
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:55 AM
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Some stocks have staining that you wonder about, but I got to thinking it is just rust staining.
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Old 03-07-2021, 12:59 PM
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I remember people boasting about their surplus rifle having a red stain on the stock. Turns out the red stains were actually mouse pee turning it red while the rifles were sitting in storage.
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:13 PM
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I remember people boasting about their surplus rifle having a red stain on the stock. Turns out the red stains were actually mouse pee turning it red while the rifles were sitting in storage.
Lol.

The examples of blood corrosion on metal that I have seen look like the results of a pool of blood sitting for a while. That is, you can clearly see the outline of what looks like a puddle.
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Aren't all handguards "UPPER"? If they were "LOWER", wouldn't they be "STOCK".

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Old 03-07-2021, 01:30 PM
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From the stocks I have had, blood will turn the stock black.
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:24 PM
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There was a guy on FB that was asking about blood stained stocks. He posted a picture of his and it looked like stain to me.
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:50 PM
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A local firearms enthusiast would find a remarkable number of "blood stained" pistols and rifles. Mostly WWII German, they appeared to be rusty...to me. RUST, like water does to metal. But, buy the story, especially if the pistol was take off a dead SS trooper.
Perhaps a Forum member can put a few drops of blood on his M1911A1, Luger or P38 and report back to us every couple of months.
Remember, God invented Gun Clothes and Hoppe's so we wouldn't cause our guns to "rust" after we handled them.
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Old 03-07-2021, 05:45 PM
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Over 20 years ago I took my first CMP M1, a WW2 SA, to a local smith for a checkup before firing it. The rear sight cover looked seriously corroded on the surface and would not clean up. Ed, a Vietnam vet, told me that is what blood does to metal if not cleaned off quickly. Was that true? Do not know but Ed, now passed, was a well known gunsmith in the area.

Still have that sight cover around here somewhere.

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Old 03-07-2021, 10:24 PM
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Swab the stain with ethanol and send it to ancestry.com for a DNA test? LOL
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