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Old 06-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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My paw-in-law gave me his old 22 rifle. It has major pitting and rust on the barrel, what's the best way to clean this?
I've heard rub it with aluminum foil, do I rub it down with oil? Will the pitting always be there?


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0000 steel or brass wool and gun oil. It won't restore finish. But it will help get rid of the rust. Then wipe off all the rusty oil and recoat it with fresh oil.



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0000 steel or brass wool and gun oil. It won't restore finish. But it will help get rid of the rust. Then wipe off all the rusty oil and recoat it with fresh oil.
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First, a pit is a HOLE in the steel. The metal has combined with oxygen, turned to iron oxide (rust) and left. It will not come back. Sorry.

Here are a couple of things that can keep it from getting worse, and maybe looking a bit better.

First go on line to the maker's website, look up customer service, owner's manual, and download the manual that tells you how to use, care for and clean your rifle.

Next, with an UNLOADED rifle (check it twice) take the action/barrel out of the stock. Then use clean, soft cloth, and light oil. Wet the metal, let soak for an hour, and rub with the cloth. Burlap is good, but even a clean old T shirt. Switch to a clean spot on cloth when it gets loaded up with rust. if rust is REALLY heavy, go to grocery store, housewares aisle, find a COPPER Chore-Boy pot scrubber. Not copper plated steel, but copper.

Wet it with oil, rub lightly. Gun will take on a coppery color. When you have gone over all of the gun, switch to clean cloth, rub, coppery color comes off.

For the stock- good furniture polish. Do not sand it- if the finish is bad on the stock you can use an oil finish like Tung oil (Lowes, Home depot, paint department)

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If the finish is totally fragged...and you choose to sand it off, you may find something like this...


If so, stain your favorite color & then clearcoat, or just clearcoat...and enjoy

To check what just a clearcoat will look like, simply wipe down with a wet washcloth...
after looking it over, let dry Completely, like overnight, then lightly sand with 320 or 200 grit...
Then one/two coats of stain, and/or several coats of clearcoat...wetsand with 600 or higher grit for a glass-like smoothness...

just clearcoat brings out those stripes that were light after sanding...
I could have stained for a more radical effect, but I was happy with just the clearcoat look.

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I'm making progress on that old 22 rifle
I've got it sanded and all the parts are cleaned and oiled
Going to apply a coat or 2 of clear coat tomorrow
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Funny thing, I just picked up a Win. Mod. 200 in about the same shape how did yours turn out? mine is missing the loading tube. Anyone have a parts gun willing to it out. PM me.

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Funny thing, I just picked up a Win. Mod. 200 in about the same shape how did yours turn out? mine is missing the loading tube. Anyone have a parts gun willing to it out. PM me.
Hrm...a 200 you say?? Are you sure it isn't a 250, 255, 270, 275, or 290??

http://www.gun-parts.com/winchesterrifle/

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Winchester-33573.htm


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