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Picked up a nice, used Citori XT. Very clean, no visible rust. When I wipe it down with an oiled patch, the outside of the barrels leave a bright orange residue on the patch. This has happened to me before on 2 out of 3 of my Japan made Brownings (even brand new ones). Has anyone here ever experienced this with Brownings? I have many guns and this has never happened on any of my non-Brownings. I am trying Ballistol on it and it just turns rag after rag orange/brown. Suggestions?

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I,ve got an older TB trap that had been in storage for quite awhile before I got it. ITS better now but it had the same problem. I would just go wipe it down whenever I thought about it.

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Ok, so I take it this is more than a little light oxidation. Brownings just naturally rust? Don't you just wipe them down like regular guns?....?

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I believe it is the anti-corrosion oil Browning uses. It really penetrates the metal like cosmolene. My XT does that but each time it gets less and less. I use Breakfree CLP to get it off. Has anyone ever asked Browning?
 

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Sometimes, on a lonely winter night, I like to sit with a Cigar and a brandy and listen to my Brownings rusting in the safe...........

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Brown rub off means the black oxide was not done quite right, maybe a few degrees low on temp, so the coating is not as hard as it should be. It's probably limited to one day's or even just one hour's production, although it may be a recurring problem. The "blueing" (actually black oxide) on this particular gun will not last as long as it should, so you may get only 30 years rather than the 50+ you get from a proper job on a well cared for gun.
 
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