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Old 12-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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I have a Ithaca side by side 20gauge, my father purchased when he was 16 and passed down to me and on the the bottom end of the gun where the trigger is has stared to rust and with raised in gravement I'm wondering what's the best way to eliminate it. I what work on it with a cotton t-shirt and CLP still there...
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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The cotton T and CLP are a good start. However, if rust has gotten ahead of you, you may need sterner measures.

Grocery store. Housewares aisle. A copper (not copper plated steel, but COPPER) pot scrubber- sold under brand name "Chore Boy".

Wet the scubber with CLP, and scrub. Move to a clean spot on the scubber as it loads up. When you finish, gun may have a coppery look. Wet that area with more CLP, and rub with T shirt- comes right off.

The COPPER scrubber is softer than the steel of the gun- should not scratch gun.
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Dead on, great advice.
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Steel wool is also softer than barrel steel.

0000 Steel wool and gun oil, rubbing lightly works well for me.
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Dumb noob question, but what is CLP?
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Dumb noob question, but what is CLP?
Its a Cleaning, Lubricating, Protection product for gun care. Originally developed for the military I believe to decrease amount of gear to carry for weapon cleaning in the field.
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An example of CLP is Breakfree!

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Steel wool is also softer than barrel steel.

0000 Steel wool and gun oil, rubbing lightly works well for me.
I've used this method and can say it works very well...
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Thank you for the help. I was just curious. Also, I have had a few shotguns given to me by my Dad and they definitely need some TLC. One of them is an old J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co which after doing some research is around 100 years old. It has quite a bit of rust on the barrel and I need to work on the stock as well. Would you be more delicate with cleaning this older barrel or would you take the same approach as you would with a new firearm?
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