Found a project.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by PeeJay1313, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Found this lil rust bucket. She fires. I think its a baby browning clone???. It says, made in Spain. Screenshot_20201127-225626_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20201127-225651_Gallery.jpg 20201116_185452.jpg 20201116_185616.jpg Screenshot_20201127-225717_Gallery.jpg
     
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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks like a great project. Show us as you progress.
     
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  3. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is pretty slick PeeJay!
     
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  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A tender hand with some 0000 steel wool with oil is all that needs.
     
  5. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I will give it a try. This would be my first try to clean something like this up. My LGS had this sitting around on a shelf for a few months, its been calling my name. Lol.. I thought it would make a good learning experience.
     
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  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    PJ, if that pistol has the same trigger bar system as the Baby Browning, be cautious when taking the grip panels off, or you will get a real "learning experience" reassembling the piece.
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know nothing about it. I believe the salesman pull the slide back about half way, rotated the barrel and remove it. If anyone can share some insight or documentation on this piece, I would be greatly appreciative.
     
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  8. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Chainfire, I hope you got your ears on my friend. I'm getting ready to start to tackle this project and I'm looking for some reassurance.... 0000 steel wool with some oil and just rub rub rub the rust away??? This is my first attempt to recondition a firearm
     
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  9. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Can anyone offer some info on how to take this lil bugger apart?
     
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  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    If the internals are like the Baby Browning, use THIS: 25auto-s.pdf (browning.com)

    You can use 0000 steel wool wetted with a good amount of light oil, however, I have a different method for "de-rusting" guns.

    Go to the grocery store, housewares section. Fin a COPPER Chore-boy scouring pad. No stainless, not copper PLATED steel. Copper. Softer than steel. Wet pad with any light oil, rub lightly. Continue until arm falls off. Gun will take on a coppery hue. Take clean, soft cotton cloth (old T shirts work well) wet with oil, use arm that did not fall off, rub, moving to a clean spot on cloth as needed. Copper color comes off.

    WILL NOT RESTORE BLUING, or replace metal that went away- but IMHO, does less damage to remaining blue than steel wool.

    At one time half the villages in Spain and Italy were making small automatic pistols. Think the other half made small revolvers. My cat is looking at me funny, wondering why I have my head turned sideways, trying to look at your pictures. Still cannot read markings on pistol.
     
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  11. PANDEMIC

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    That’s what I use, Rem oil and 0000 steel wool works great. It may need longer scrubbing and possibly different methods besides just steel wool and oil depending on how deep the rust is. But 0000 steel wool and Rem oil works great on light surface rust.

    I think anything less then 0000 steel is too abrasive and will likely scratch the finish of the firearm to whereas 0000 is softer then the actual firearm itself.
     
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  12. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can post more pictures. This is a learning experience "project". No real value to gain. Saving the bluing, not an issue. I was thinking about having it cerakoted to look rustic... Sounds crazy but yes, clean off the old, to have it painted to look old.
     
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  13. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    :eek: paint ?
    I would tear it down & rust blue it .
    Then again I am not the sharpest tack in the box . :p
     
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  14. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, idea's.... Please..
     
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  15. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    PJ ..... check out the video on rust blueing on the net . You can do a small gun like that in your kitchen . I use that brownells stuff & it worked good on the guns I did . My set up is for long guns but small stuff I do in the kitchen . ( no wife to yell at me with gun parts all over the counter top ! ) :p
     
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  16. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm married...
     
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  17. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    She likes firearms, sure. Restoration, not so much . Dilemma
     
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  18. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    And this would be the first time you had to find a work around ? :p
    Get her involved in the process & see her ideas of how you can do it :cool:
     
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  19. OLD Ron

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    A lot of the rust you have PJ can turn back to blueing ....... it really is a easy process . At the end you get the satisfaction that you saved a ugly & did it yourself .
     
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  20. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    First time, around, firearm , with wife, umm no. ... Get wife in to restore rusted out firearm, FIRST!!!
     
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