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talk2chuck 07-13-2009 02:51 PM

How to stop pitting
My shotgun has tiny pits-what causes this and how can I stop them from taking over. I just recieved it 1 1/2 years ago and it wasn't taken care of properly. Does this take down the value much?

RL357Mag 07-13-2009 04:37 PM

Pitting on ANY gun reduces it's value - why? Because it is an indication that the gun was not properly cared for! I have owned guns for 35 years and NONE of them have ANY rust or pitting. Keep them cleaned and oiled. If you don't shoot them, oil them at least once a year anyway. Preventing rust and pitting is not hard, it requires less than 10 minutes a year once a gun has been cleaned and oiled after use.

talk2chuck 07-13-2009 04:51 PM

It wasn't taken care of by the previous owner (my great aunt)-I, on the other hand have been taking care of it.

john323 07-14-2009 06:42 PM

You can stop it from getting worse but the damage has been done. Keep it clean and well oiled or grease if it is going to be stored for a long time.

cpttango30 07-14-2009 08:49 PM

If you have a safe and live in a humid area get a goldenrod they are the best thing Ever for a gunsafe.

I use a brown army teeshirt that I have oiled up with Rem oil and placed in a plastic baggie or a silicone impregnated cloth and as I am putting guns back in the safe I wipe them down. I am lazy and this is about as much cleaning that many of my guns will ever see. My rimfires may get the bores cleaned once a year if they are lucky. My 223 gets cleaned the most because it sees rougher conditions than any of the others.

shootingmad 08-10-2009 12:09 PM

When storing weapons, apply a thin layer of oil to deture rust, however remeaber to wipe it off before use. One of mine gets oil on the trigger mech, when its stored, that can be a problem, fixed by giving it a wipe. The later is a bit nebular, however though I would add it anyway.

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