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Old 01-03-2014, 04:05 PM   #21
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Nice job I don't understand how a pistol can get that rest though no respect

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The OP did do a nice job of refinishing both guns. I always need a truck/tractor gun. I wouldn't have refinished either gun. I would have put them somewhere were the rust wouldn't matter. Different strokes for different folks.

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What was your step by step process on the Ruger to get the pits out of the round barrel and reciever. Looks really good. All hand sanding or? I have a friend with a Win model 94 who has been trying to figure out how to get serious rust off a barrel after a gun safe got flooded.

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The OP did do a nice job of refinishing both guns. I always need a truck/tractor gun. I wouldn't have refinished either gun. I would have put them somewhere were the rust wouldn't matter. Different strokes for different folks.
there is the fact that some of us actually take pride in taking care of our things, regardless of their cost.
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Hell if he were a real cowboy it would not matter. A carbine carried in a saddle scabbard all winter looks much worse. But then the Urban Cowboy Shooters are "All Hats and no Cows',.
I would have seen the rust as patina. I would have sprayed some CLP on the rust, then shot the gun until the rust fell off.
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I love finding the old junk guns and putting them back in service. Nothing brings more satisfaction to me than seeing that old war horse on the front line again. I have seen a few come in the shop that havent been shot in 30 years, havent been touched in 20 years, and were never cleaned after use. A bunch of my friends are into AR style, me, well I like it when the metal meets the wood.

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What was your step by step process on the Ruger to get the pits out of the round barrel and receiver. Looks really good. All hand sanding or? I have a friend with a Win model 94 who has been trying to figure out how to get serious rust off a barrel after a gun safe got flooded.
lots of sanding, I switched between vertical sanding with a block and the "shoe-shine" method. This cross polishing helps prevent scratches from the sandpaper from getting too deep.

I started with 60 grit, then 100, then 120, 220, 320, 400, 600 and finally 1000 grit before using the buffer.

A file was used in places where the metal was flat.
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there is the fact that some of us actually take pride in taking care of our things, regardless of their cost.
I agree, there should be no vice in loving a beautiful gun
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I agree, there should be no vice in loving a beautiful gun
i was taught from a very early age to take care of the things i have. i have learned as i got older, that taking care of a gun whether it cost $300 or $3000, doesn't make any difference to me. i treat all of them the same. if it's not worth taking care of, maybe it's not worth having in the first place.
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I love finding the old junk guns and putting them back in service. Nothing brings more satisfaction to me than seeing that old war horse on the front line again. I have seen a few come in the shop that havent been shot in 30 years, havent been touched in 20 years, and were never cleaned after use. A bunch of my friends are into AR style, me, well I like it when the metal meets the wood.

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