question on oiling, how often and how much?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by old fart, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. old fart

    old fart New Member

    340
    1
    0
    as most know i have a ruger service six blued, it had some small frecks of rust on cylinder that i have got smooth. i carry this gun nearly everyday around my home, on my property and open carry here in kentucky in public. a friend of mine told me that to keep any rust off a blue gun i need to take a cloth and put on pure silicone grease and add oil either barricade which i have or other gun oil. he said it would make a thick paste that would stay on longer to stop rust. seems to me it would attract dirt and dust. i have had guns for over 30yrs and have never had a rust problem but this is my first gun that i have bought with rust that i had to remove. do i just treat it like my other guns?, i use barricade on a cloth and just lightly go over them weekly. should i do it more often to my six since it's had rust removed? use the paste idea or am i oiling too much? thanks for any help.
     
  2. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

    711
    0
    0
    get some cold blue from wally world and touch up the rust spots, problem solved
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    20,110
    15
    38
    if its humid oil with a oily rag once a week. using a rag damp with clp once a week will preserve a stored firearm indefinately
     
  4. old fart

    old fart New Member

    340
    1
    0
    i went to my local store and i found turtle wax chrome polish and rust remover, and just the plain turtle wax polish. would one of these work? also the rust remover will it take off bluing? thanks
     
  5. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

    711
    0
    0
    If you do like I said, go to wal mart and get a bottle of birchwood casey cold blue and apply it to the rust spots this will stop the oxidization process.
     
  6. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

    1,226
    4
    36
    I oil my stuff on Sundays.
    Usually get to the Python about the time The Walking Dead comes on ;)
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,344
    222
    63
    Bluing is a controlled form of rusting. Rust remover will remove bluing.

    As the man said, a good cold blue- PROPERLY APPLIED- can help control rusting.

    Leave the Turtle Wax on the turtle. Some CLP on a rag, wipe it down once a week. Do not cover gun in goop unless you plan to store it 20 years.

    Keep rag in a screw cap jar, put it back when you finish with it.

    I carried a blued S&W for work. Got rained on, snowed on, etc. Do not leave gun in a leather holster (especially if damp) wipe it down with good oil now and again. Turned that one in 6 yrs after I got it- daily wear, still looked good.