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rust.. need help

well i forgot about the smokepole.. realized im missing out on season time, so i pulled it out of the safe tonight and the inside of the barrel has rust all through it. not horribly bad but i can clearly see it. it is a 2 year old thompson omega 50 cal. how can i fix this or stop it???
i was thinking of shooting it a few times and then running some birchwood casey blue/ rust remover down the barrel on patches, and scrubbing it with a bore brush is this ok to do and do you think it will work???
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Re: rust.. need help

I would run a solvent soaked brush through it a few times to get the worst of it out. Shoot it a couple times to see how it shoots and loads.

It might not be as bad as it looks. My brothers flintlock got some rust in the barrel, and it shoots fine, but it is hard to load after it's shot once.

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Re: rust.. need help

Wrap a cleaning jag with 0000 steel wool and lightly swab out the rust while using a solvent to loosen it. Then next time clean the gun before putting it away.
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Is there any dampness in your gun storage area? Maybe you should think about putting some desicant in the storage area. Humidity and dampness are sometimes hard to detect. As for cleaning the rust out - oil on a green scrubby kitchen pad wrapper arround a jag ought to do it. Also, 100 pushups for a rusty weapon.

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Re: rust.. need help

In addition to th steel wool I have used one of those miracle cloths. They have a solvent on them that removes rust. Can think of the name but think birchwood casey makes them.
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. Also, 100 pushups for a rusty weapon.
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Re: rust.. need help

well had to take it to range to shoot and check sights so i shot about 10shots through it then cleaned it realy good. and shot it again, looks brand new. went hunting tonight and got a doe at about 85 yards perfect shot. would post pics but was to busy dragging it 1/2 a mile to care about the camera in the back pack to take a pic... I think that drag took care of the 100 pushups..lol thanks for your help guys
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awesome. If you have any trouble with it again, get some 000 and 0000 steelwool, Along with some Flitz Polishing compound. Holy man is it amazing stuff! Ive done every muzzleloader i own with it. Inside and out!
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Re: rust.. need help

I just realized last week when I took the omega out it still had a load in it. It hadn't been shot, and there wasn't a cap in it, but it still had a trace amount of rust on the patch. I soaked a few patches in solvent, then ran a few dry patches through it, and it looked smooth inside when done. The sight of rust in the barrel just scares the crap out of me though.

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