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Help with pitting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jbifulco, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. jbifulco

    jbifulco Member

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    Does any one have any tips on removing rust/pitting from an 1100 reciever? I just picked this gun up for $200 so no big deal if I need to get the whole thing reblued, just curious if any one has had any success with a do it yourself method.

    Thanks in advance.

    Joe


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  2. phirel

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    A little oil and fine steel wool will make it look a little better but removing the pits will require a blue job.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. GordonWood421

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    Joe ,

    You might consider having the receiver nickel plated ; some shops will plate a receiver quite economically IF you'll take ALL the parts off . Do what prep work you want (like bead-blasting the top of the receiver etc) so that all the shop has to do is plate it .

    Charlie
     
  4. jbifulco

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    Thanks guys. I stripped the old bluing with some Birchwood Casey and have been working on the pits with some 320 git and steel wool. It looks pretty good in the white and I am thinking of keeping it that way.

    If I do leave it in the white, is there anything I can use to protect the bare metal?

    Joe
     
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    clear coat
     
  6. hmb

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    Get some instant blue and apply it with a pad of 0000 steel wool. Make sure you get all the oil off the receiver before you start. Use some rubbing alcohol before you start to make sure. After applying a few coats of the bluing and you have the color you want apply some WD-40 to protect the finnish. HMB
     
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    Left mine in the white...applied paste wax and am very careful to wipe it down after using it...no rust problems, but lots of favorable comments about how good it looks. Best Regards, Ed
     
  8. jbifulco

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    Ed,

    I think I am going to leave mine in the white also, I like the way it looks. I am a little worried about the bare metal. I will put a coat of wax on it and see how I do.

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    Thanks.

    Joe
     
  9. N. J. BOB

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    Wow that looks great.
     
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    Depending on the orientation of the sun to the traps at the clubs you normally shoot you may want to purchase a can or two of either Birchwood-Casey or RIG sight blackening spray. The glare from a receiver can be the devil to shoot through.

    MK
     
  11. JEB

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    I do not believe that you can nitride a Model 1100 receiver. If my memory is correct, they are aluminum. (If they are steel, I stand corrected.) There is a commercial process however, Martin Tuff Cote, that should do the trick. I have usually seen it in an off green, but it should be available in black.

    JEB
     
  12. PerazziBigBore

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    The 1100 is a folded steel receiver.. No problem bluing..
     
  13. guido

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    All right I am a smart a--, but I would say don't pitt into the wind.

    Guido
     
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