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i am so embarrassed to say this but i have an old 06 that was passed down to me by my grandfather that i dont use because i actually bought the same one years ago.....it has been sitting on my rack....well i just looked at it and it is starting to rust at the top of the barrel and in certain spots along the barrel......HOW DO I SAVE THIS RIFLE?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-05-2014, 09:51 AM
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If it's just light surface rust, some good oil, and some very fine steel wool will take care of it. Use plenty of oil, and lightly buff with the steel wool. Don't press too hard, and don't go crazy with the buffing action in one spot. I've polished up several rifles that way that had light surface rust. They clean up very well if you go slow and take your time.

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If it's just light surface rust, some good oil, and some very fine steel wool will take care of it. Use plenty of oil, and lightly buff with the steel wool. Don't press too hard, and don't go crazy with the buffing action in one spot. I've polished up several rifles that way that had light surface rust. They clean up very well if you go slow and take your time.
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perfect guys thanks......it looks to be surface rust
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 04:01 PM
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take a #2 pencil and rub across the rust. You'll be amazed how this takes the high spots off. Follow up with oil/steel wool as mentioned.
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