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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Rusty guns

My Mom had two guns which she gave me recently, and boy were they a mess. She's staying the winter in Florida and didn't want to leave them at her place in NY.

Both barrels of the Remington 1100 Shotgun are rusted badly, but the bores are good and so is the reciever.

The Remington 600 rifle wasn't too bad and the bluing is almost gone on the barrel anyways and the bore is good too.

Anyway I can get rid of the rust on the shotgun barrels without ruining the bluing.

The barrels look safe to use, just wanted to make see if I could clean them without messing them up further.

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Re: Rusty guns

if its surface rust maybe, but if its deep in the damage is already done to the bluing, talk first hand to a gun smith he will advise on what is best route to take.
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Re: Rusty guns

Until you can get it fixed right, go over it gently with #0000 steel wool and breakfree or rem-oil.

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Re: Rusty guns

I have had very good success with using Kroil to help remove rust from barrels.
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Love the Bean man.Super cool Yank. Good luck with the rust.By the way,if it is real bad I,d consider strippin it and doin a cold blue redo.I got some here I,m gonna tackle sometime.I,ve heard good results.I,ve done cold touchups but not a whole gun but have studied it.
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Re: Rusty guns

I'm with Puma. I've had great success woth Break-Free and steel wool. Than keep it oiled.
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Re: Rusty guns

I've used Kroil and it is about the best rust breaker upper there is. let it soak for a while, then used superfine steel wool LIGHTLY and removed the rust. I had pretty bad rust and it did leave some pitting, but I can't help that. The nature of the beast.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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Re: Rusty guns

I built a reverse electrolysis tank for removing rust from a bunch of old guns I was given. The process is simple, the cost to build was about $35, and it works a lot better than steel wool.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Elec...val-aka-Magic/
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