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Old 04-24-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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I am cleaning my dads old 38 special made by Taurus... It is been over 25 years since any maintenance was done on this gun and there is some pitting, Any advice would be greatly appreciated On how to best deep clean this gun.


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Old 04-24-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Well, a pit is where rust has permanently removed steel, and there is no ordinary way to put in back.

Would soak parts in a bit of hoppes or CLP for an hour, scrub bore and chambers with a good bore brush, and go over the rest with a microfiber cloth, light coat of oil, and call it a day.


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i was wondering how much pitting would be acceptable before considering the firearm to be to dangerous to shoot? i currently have a .22 long rifle that has bad pitting on the outside of the barrel and would like advise on what to do with it.
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i was wondering how much pitting would be acceptable before considering the firearm to be to dangerous to shoot? i currently have a .22 long rifle that has bad pitting on the outside of the barrel and would like advise on what to do with it.
It's much more of an issue if it is in the chamber or barrel. Pitting on the outside of the barrel will not effect function.
Carefully inspect it.
Clean it, oil it, shoot it.


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