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bt99 issue help??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike T, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. mike T

    mike T Member

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    I was looking at a bt 99 serial # PR199. Looked good a little blueing wear but lever to the right and seemed tight. Good price. Took it home and ran a rod down it. looked like the barrel was dirty. Ran a brass brush down still looked dirty ran a tornado brush down still looked dirty down about 1/2 or so. I really think it was rusted/pitted. Could not get it out. What do you think? The guy said he had not shot it for a few years. It was in a regular gun case with a fuzzy lining. If it was pitted what would it cost to have it polished out? Or would it be worth it? By the way the owned could not see it. I offered to have him look at my Beretta to see a shimmed barrel, but he said it was late no need. At this time I have my money back. Maybe my fault I shoud have looked down the barrel
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    met to say mirror finish barrel not shimmed barrel.
     
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    having dumb fingers " I MEANT" IS WHAT I MEANT TO SAY
    Sorry
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    Work it over with a scotchbrite pad and bore cleaner on the rod. Use it as a bargaining point. It may clean up fine and a little pitting won't really matter. I wouldn't be too quick to pass up a bargain.
     
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    You could try this or not, just a suggestion. Get a container of fine valve grinding compound or polishing compound, use a bore mop and an old cleaning rod. Put the rod on a variable speed drill.


    Carefully run it threw a few times then go threw it again with bore cleaner and see how it looks. Its just a thought and never done it on a trap gun but on several old military rifles.

    Jerry Lewis
     
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