rust on the barrell

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rust on the barrell

Post by Mayl » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:56 am

I have some rust on the barrell of my shotgun. you can't see it unless you put a light on it. some one told me vasaline would take it off but im worried it may damage it or remove the bluing. I read here goob advices but what can anyone tell me if this would work or what else to use. thanks.
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Re: rust on the barrell

Post by mbogo300 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:03 pm

Use Flitz.

It takes the light rust right off without damaging the blueing.
8 stamps and 2 in jail. :mrgreen:

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Re: rust on the barrell

Post by Historian » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:31 am

Some ancient 'gunsmith kinks' that I have personally used
on old 1943 Sears 12 gauge bolt action given by uncle:

Vinegar patch. Soak a bandage with table vinegar and wrap
spot. In a day rust 'peeled off'. If you have a darkroom dilute
10cc Glacial Acetic Acid in 500cc H20.

A gun patch with Birchwood Casey Perma Blue Liquid Gun Blue
on spot to match color with Q-tip to match shade.

Oil to finish.

Wiser and more experienced gray-beards here like the
good Captain are to be listened to FIRST.

Useful ancillary info:

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