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Old 10-14-2013, 02:07 AM   #11
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No, the thread I took that from is about modern firearms note the "However, for my muzzleloaders, I can use lard or beef tallow quite well, thank'ee."
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A lot of guys on the forum swear by motor oil.
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I have hurd of motor oil but it has harmful detergents in it that will destory a fire arm i have seen this done many times what looks good now might not next year cus of what we did today
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I cannot believe that a gun sitting in any basement short of a flooded one would be able to rust a gun to a point that it is pitting. Even then, it takes some time to pit it, as most guns have SOME kind of protective finish.....

OP, what is the humidity level down there?
We have had MANY rainstorms over the past weeks it is very humid. I overreacted but still need to get the surface rust off ASAP. No pitting yet and you are right, that would take a long time but still this needs to be dealt with. Thanks for your input!
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Basically keep it dry till you can use a proper firearm oil...
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Basically keep it dry till you can use a proper firearm oil...
Thank you and yes I will keep it dry for sure!!
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No-ox-id if you can find it at a hardware or electrical supply shop.
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No-ox-id if you can find it at a hardware or electrical supply shop.
Thank you. I am first going to try hoppes #9 and then hoppes oil (I think that will do the job since the rust is not at the pitting stage). If it doesn't I will keep that brand in mind. Thanks again.
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Thank you. I am first going to try hoppes #9 and then hoppes oil (I think that will do the job since the rust is not at the pitting stage). If it doesn't I will keep that brand in mind. Thanks again.
Also think ahead. Get tons of silica in your safe if necessary. Every dehumidifier is overrated by its manufacturer. If it says good for 20 cubic feet of space it's more like 5. Before I came to realize it, I had a new shotgun barrel looking like measles in 6 months.
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Ballistol, available at many firearms retailers is the best (IMHO) & only cleaner & lube that I use. Just follow the directions on the can.
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