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How to totally destroy a Rem Model 58....

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    One of my son's friends shows up tonight with an old Remington Model 58 that he was given. The gun worked, but the action was gummy. His dad told him (drum roll please) to soak it in vinegar to clean it!!!

    I had to use a plastic faced mallet to open the action. We had to use a drift to drive the barrel out of the receiver. The inside looks like we just pulled it out of the ocean. It's full of heavy rust, all done in two days of soaking in a vinegar bath. I told him it could not have been worse if he had soaked it in salt water or battery acid.

    I stripped it as far as I could (can't get the bolt out), and told them to soak it in diesel for a couple of days. But I strongly doubt this gun will ever fire again. And likely it ain't even gunna be good for parts.

    What a shame.
     
  2. Tron

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    Does this Clown have any idea that vinegar is actually acid? What a Maroon.

    A sad day. One less 58 in the world.
     
  3. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    A Maroon" I thought that was a Nabisco cookie?
     
  4. timb99

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    That's a macaroon.
     
  5. skeet100

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    So many know it all's in the world of guns and shooting..... doesn’t surprise me..... you can give good advice and watch them do the opposite...
     
  6. Mike Michalski

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    My 58 Sportsman sits in the safe, dry and oiled. 28" modified ribbed barrel and even has the engraving gold filled. Bought it new around 1959/1960 and used to hunt with it in Ohio..
     
  7. Tron

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    A Maroon is very similar to a Nimbrod....just a tad bit more dense.
     
  8. mx2k33

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    He's probably a safe reloader though.
     
  9. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Brian- I'm going to be needing a compliment of 58 parts shortly. If you find anything that is mechanically sound still, i'd be interested. Drop me an email if your friend decides to part ways with it. I don't need the action, barrel, bolt, or trigger, but just about everything else is fair game.
     
  10. timb99

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    Tron

    Actually, <i>Nimrod</i> was, according to the Book of Genesis, a great-grandson of Noah and the king of Shinar. He is depicted in the Bible as both a man of power in the earth and mighty hunter. He also figures in many legends and folktales outside the Bible.
     
  11. Tron

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    Well Tim, around these parts a Nimbrod is a complete Bafoon, Jackass or Pinhead and a totally incompetent idiot.
     
  12. timb99

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    Yep, Joe, that's the other definition of it.
     
  13. BeerKing

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    Sportsman's 58 bought new in '59 3" Golden Palomino with 30" full choke.
     
  14. Rastoff

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    Wow, how sad. If I was a youngster and that happened to me it would just crush me. Is his dad gonna buy him another gun?
     
  15. wayneo

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    Yep, Tron is right. Vinegar is acetic acid.....So now they've got a Model 58 Pickle. What a shame.

    Wayne
     
  16. Tydaws

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    Texas A&M grad huh?
     
  17. OLD ONE EYE

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    Be very careful with stupidity a little goes a long long way.
     
  18. handlepuller

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    What is a 58?

    Picture?
     
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    What is a 58?

    Picture?
     
  20. Tron

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    The 58 was Remington's first gas operated semi auto. It's basically just an 870 that's been converted by use of an internal piston in the front half of the magazine tube to cycle the action.

    They require quite a bit of maintenance to keep running, but I find them to be the best pointing semi auto ever made.

    The handsom man in this picture is displaying one in 20ga Skeet configuration.

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v712/Tronspace/?action=view&current=100_1303.jpg" target="_blank"> 100_1303.jpg </a>
     
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