I have recently bought a MG42 barrel that I need to restore. The barrel is a deko barrel but I want to have it restored the right way so no "value", historic or money wise, is lost. Plus it will help me learn how to restore old weapons.
The barrel has some rust on it so what I was thinking was to put the barrel in a lathe and while it is turning applying some 000 or 0000 steel wool to it perhaps with a dap of oil.
Is this the way to go? I want to keep what little original finish/bluing there might be.