Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by PeeJay1313, Nov 27, 2020.
Found this lil rust bucket. She fires. I think its a baby browning clone???. It says, made in Spain.
Looks like a great project. Show us as you progress.
That is pretty slick PeeJay!
A tender hand with some 0000 steel wool with oil is all that needs.
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.
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.
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.
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
Can anyone offer some info on how to take this lil bugger apart?
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.
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.
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.
I would tear it down & rust blue it .
Then again I am not the sharpest tack in the box .
Yes, idea's.... Please..
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 ! )
She likes firearms, sure. Restoration, not so much . Dilemma
And this would be the first time you had to find a work around ?
Get her involved in the process & see her ideas of how you can do it
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 .
First time, around, firearm , with wife, umm no. ... Get wife in to restore rusted out firearm, FIRST!!!