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Best way w/o removing the bluing to remove rust

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Mar 26, 2010.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I traded for a nice Winchester Model 12 tonight and there is some rust on the Bbl near the muzzle.

    I would like to remove it, how can this be done w/o damaging the bluing?

    I have some very fine steel wool, but I think it will remove the bluing.

    Looks like the gun sleeve might have been damp or wet, or if it was in a gun safe, it needs a drier installed.

    I found it by sliding my hands up the Bbl. felt the rough spot.



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  2. sx1skeet

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    Put some oil on it and use very fine steel wool don't rub to hard.
     
  3. Silverhawk

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    Lots of oil and OOOO steel wool...
     
  4. ricks1

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    they sell a rust remover "PAD" brownells has them they look like the stainless steel pot scrubbers may be but they dont scratch the blueing. and will take the rust off. Think they are called gun scrubbers.
     
  5. Cooperdisciple

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    Steel wool, no matter how fine, will damage and/or remove bluing. Instead try copper or brass wool and gun oil. Try to rub parallel to the surface and not roll over edges. If the steel is pitted, you're out of luck.
     
  6. truthseeker

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    Tonight I just used some oil and a empty (already fired) .45ACP brass case.

    It did'nt scratch off anything, but the rust.

    I just put oil on the rust and then scraped it off carefully with the open end of the brass casing.
     
  7. mkstephen

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    Gary,


    Try what Ricks1 said above; "they sell a rust remover "PAD" brownells has them they look like the stainless steel pot scrubbers may be but they dont scratch the blueing. and will take the rust off. Think they are called gun scrubbers."


    The pad he is talking about looks way too rough but it does the job. Just put oil on the barrel and run the pad back a forth very lightly and the pad removes the rust. The oil lubricates the blueing so it won't be removed.


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  8. phirel

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    If it is a light rust (surface rust) any light oil and a rag will remove it. If it is deep rust, the bluing has already been removed under the rust. Get some soft fine steel wool, a little lubricant and some touch up blue.

    Glad you got a nice M 12. When that gun is closed, it sounds like a shotgun should sound as it is closed. Those unfortunates who have not shot a M 12 have no idea what I am talking about and the privileged who have shot a M 12 will nod their head when they read my comment.

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  9. headhunter

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    Put a light coat of oil over the area and use a penny to scrape the rust off. The copper is softer metal and won't scratch. oil it after. works good.
     
  10. phirel

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    headhunter- Yes, copper is softer than steel but pennies are no longer made of copper.

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  11. Hoosier Daddy

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    0000 steel wool and Break Free CLP applied liberally. Scrub lightly until you are satisfied.
     
  12. spitter

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    Flitz will remove oxidation but leave bluing thats in good condition. For true "rust" anything that can take that off to get to and smooth metal is going to remove bluing...I don't think you're going to get around that...

    Good luck on the project,

    Jay
     
  13. JerryP

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    I use bore solvent and a brass brush or an old penny. Not the new pennys.
    I wouldn't use steel wool, after all it is steel.
     
  14. Mojo

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    what spitter said - try a pencil eraser with the Flitz.
     
  15. whiz white

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    WD-40 and 0000 steel wool.
     
  16. halfmile

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    Break free works good with fine wteel wool, it gets under the rust and leaves the bluing if it hasn't gone too deep.

    another good one is the "lead wipe" (Wipe-Away) cloth used to remove lead from pistol forcing cones, etc.

    That one works from the top down but will remove bluing too so be careful.

    HM
     
  17. Dr.Longshot

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    Thanks fellows will be shooting it tomarrow for the first time w/ a borrowed release trigger.

    Will try the 0000 steel wool as I have a pack of it and some Breakfree CLP.

    I worked on it today with just an oily cloth and removed quite a bit of it off.

    It is a very, very small area.

    I broke my 100 straight in hdcp with a model 12 and got the urge to try one again.


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  18. Dr.Longshot

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    Pat Ireland when I put the release trigger in the model 12 aqnd put it to my shoulder it felt like it did 30-40 years asgo and I broke all the targets on the line, even a few shootoffs.

    I think I got my Model 12 Groove back after so many years.


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  19. mjsweims

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    WD40 and a soft cloth before trying 000bronze wool

    Jack
     
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