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** I've Been Rubbing my Barrel **

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ismah, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. ismah

    ismah Member

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    And, no hair hasn't grown on my palm and I'm no more near sighted than before. I decided to polish my barrel with some compound. Something brown has come off and I don't know what it is. Doesn't look like rust and it's not oil. So, what is it?? Barrel shined up great but the brown stuff has me stumped.
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Inside or outside of barrel? HMB
     
  3. trackerdan

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    As my old College proffesor exclaimed during a demonstration of static electricity with a carbon rod under his arm while furiously stroking it with a rabbit pelt "You've got to rub your rod until you get a charge".

    I can't figure out why my lab partner and I were the only ones with our hands clapped over our mouths rolling on the ground with in stifled, grimacing laughter. It was the best we could do considering the circumstances.
     
  4. Dove Commander

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    K-gun? It's part of the blueing process. My newer 32"'s are that way.
     
  5. tuscarora 99

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    How long has it been since u cleaned it. Particles of dirt and debris float through the air, landing upon your barrel, and you cant see them because they are so small. It might be that who knows
     
  6. The Rock

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    IF the gun was re blued ?? But I have seen this a lot when Black Oxide was done instead of blue.

    I had a couple of old British 303's black oxide treated and it took quite a while to get the brown-reddish gunk removed from the all the cracks and crannies.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  7. ismah

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    Thanks for the comments. I clean the gun thoroughly after shooting every week. It's the outside of the barrel and there is no sign of rust. I use jewelry polishing compound and it has come out real nice. It's not the compound. Looks like the color of rust on my cotton ball. ???????
     
  8. Bluzman98

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    Oxidation.

    Jim C
     
  9. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    ismah, why is that that your vehcile has a prescription windshield?
     
  10. spritc

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    The only polish to use on a blued gun is Flitz and it shouldn't be used but once every couple of years. It supposedly will not hurt hot blued guns, but it will take cold blue right off the metal.

    Steve
     
  11. ismah

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    Bruce
    I don't get it. ??
     
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