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Old 10-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #21
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I picked up some emery cloth on the way home and went at the barrel. Out very close to the muzzle it's stamped 11-18. The serial number puts in 1918, so I assume the manufacture date is November 1918. A very cool thing to know.

I sanded the heck out of the barrel, but some of the pitting is really deep. Is there a way to fill it? Or should I just let it go? Of course, it's not so deep now.

Right now, between the TruOil, Blueing & Rust Remover, Oxpho Blue, recoil pad and miscellaneous stuff, I've got around sixty bucks into it besides the purchase price, tax and DROS fee. That brings the total to almost precisely $300. So far, so good for a low buck, long range shooter.

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There's no easy permanent way to fill in the pits if they're too deep to remove. If I was you I'd not worry about it-especially since it's a cheap rifle. Just blue as best you can.

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That's what I was thinking too Bear. I really don't want to remove a whole lot of metal just for looks. Anyway, it's a shooter, not a looker.

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Vans Instant Blue is the best and easiest blueing I have found. I use Vinegar to strip the old finish off, s and the barrel and file bad spots as needed. Starting with 120 grit and ending with 600. Then I blue all the parts and barrel. Very simple process.

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Carolina, please note you are responding to a thread from 2009.


In accord with long established procedures here, you now need to buy the thread a birthday card, go stand on your front step, and sing Happy Birthday to the thread.

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I have never used anything but a rag and oil to restore rusted gun parts. Bluing is nothing but controlled rusting. All you need to do is control the excessive rust.

oh shoot! It's another zombie thread. Help!

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