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Browning rust issue

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kcbullets, Apr 7, 2012.

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  1. kcbullets

    kcbullets Member

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    My son has a Browning O/U XS Skeet and has trouble with rust just above the receiver, actuallly on the barrel where it meets the receiver. It doesn't seem to matter whether there is gun oil on it or not. Anyone else have this problem, and if so any remedies?
     
  2. Dustoff

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    Sounds like you have one of the "Salt Guns". Remove the stock and you probably will see more rust.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Dust

    You are a little out of date on the Salt guns. About 40 years or so.

    Some folks make anything they touch rust. Some don't. A good gun oil will reduce the problem, the shooter may need gloves.
     
  4. kcbullets

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    To be more accurate this happens after shooting and after the gun has been cleaned well. Once it happened after cleaning well, and placing it in a gun cabinet. Couple days later small amount of rust. Also, after cleaning and placing it in the Browning case. It only happens on about 2 inches of the barrel where it meets the receiver. Same place everytime.
     
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    "Some folks make anything they touch rust"

    My father 'n law wore the bluing off of a .22 rifle in one season of squirrel hunting. He is one of those that has high acidic sweat. I bought him the rifle new and he aged it 40 years in the matter of a few months.
     
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    Are you sure it's rust? The nitride finish on the XS and XT guns from Browning tend to discolor around the area you're talking about. Looks like small dark colored spots on the silver finish. I've never found what causes them, but my guess would be either sweat from the hand, or a chemical reaction with a solvent or cleaner. Garrett
     
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    I've always found Brownings are great for predicting rain or high humidity.....
     
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    Eddie, it failed to report the Dexter, Mi tornado!!!
     
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    Sometimes, late at night, I turn off the TV and have a nightcap while I listen to my Brownings rusting inside the safe.

    HM
     
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    I have no issues with Brownings rusting or with Berettas for that matter. I'm with coach on this one to help reduce it.
     
  13. Bird30

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    I use G-96 and have never had a rust problem with Browning or any other guns.

    Dave
     
  14. Dave P

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    Coach: I can't agree with you on the age of "salty Brownings". I bought a Citori Plus about 17 years ago, read about the salt stock and took mine apart and found a light coat of what I believe to be rust. A light brushing with #9 and oiling took care of everything-to this day. DP
     
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    On my Ultra XT Trap both of the "shoulders" at the barrels rear, that meet the receiver, are rusting. The silver nitride or whatever it is was never properly applied. Nothing seems to really STOp the rusting, only slow it. I think our guns need to be Ceracoated on those shoulders.
     
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    I shoot with a kid on are trap league that shoots a Perazzi and he has to oil it down when he is done for the night or it turn to rust. His mom told me it has some thing to do with the salt in his skin. Tools will even rust after he is done with them.
     
  17. BigM-Perazzi

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    DP, it couldn't be from salt wood...
     
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