GUN How do you clean rust off guns? and another Q...

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  1. Bigsnake

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    Story is, I left it at my parents house... hurricane... 5" of water in house... gun was laying flat on the ground and has been wet for a week now. I'm going to go get it from them tomorrow.

    Now how do I clean rust off this gun if there is any? I haven't seen it so I don't know how bad it is.

    Also, Good place to order a new wood stock?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    To get the rust off you're most likely going to take some of the blueing off of the afflicted area, but fine steel wool and oil will take off rust in small places, then you can touch it up with one of the off the shelf cold blues that you can buy at Wal Mart and most other sporting good stores. If you're gentle and take your time it might not hurt the blueing at all. But if it's completely rusted you'll have to have it stripped a reblued.

    Depending on what it is (rifle or shotgun) and you get new stocks from alot of places, such as Midway USA (www.midwayusa.com) Brownells (www.brownells.com) Richards Microfit (www.rifle-stocks.com) or a bunch of other places. Check eBay too, you can usually find some good deals, especially on stocks.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    My 870 is a rusty pile of shit too..left it in the case and haven't had it out since deer season :rofl:

    I pulled it out last night and it looks like it's going to have to be refinished
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Forgot to mention..it rained the day I had it out :o
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Good Move :coolugh:


    Express'ss's's rust if you look at em crosseyed anyway :o
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    That's what mine is..it's a piece of shit.
     
  7. Bigsnake

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    Forgot to mention that this is my M1 Garand :o
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    :wtc:

    I would try a green scrub pad first.. less harmful to the finish. I have a trigger assembly I ... liberated from my military school, if yours is fux0red. :o
     
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    I'll be trying to pick it up this evening after I get out of my organic class...

    I'm hoping it's not too bad and that I had enough oil on it to help prevent some rust...

    How much does getting a gun refinished cost? And Maybe if the rust is all on the barre. I'll just go ahead and get a new one. It probably needs it.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    5-7 days doesn't sound like enough time to develop serious rot. See what it looks like before you envision worst case.
     
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    Don't take it out of the water until you have the time to clean it.
     
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    It'll be a little over a week now. About to head to class so my next update will be on the condition of the rifle.

    It was already out of the water when they got there... Water level went down, house drained out.

    Can the wood stock be saved at all?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    did it sit in fresh water or salt water? If it was salt water its done :hs:
     
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    :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

    Have you ever seen metal rust?

    It was an M1 garand.... :wtc:
     
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    Well, it's pretty bad...

    The stock looks ruined. Spots of rust all over the gun. All the parts that rub together where the finish is rubbed down are rusting. I'm hoping the reciever isn't too bad. It doesn't look that bad.

    I stripped the gun completely apart, took all the wood parts off, and washed all the metal parts. The gun was covered in silt from the flood water. I think the inside of the barrel is probably shot. I dried it all off with a towel and hairdryer and then drenched everything in oil. Used a whole 6oz. can. It's soaking in oil right now.

    I need to find a gunsmith to send it to now. I'm guessing I'll just pay for a complete rebuild. I already got rid of the mainspring that runs in the opt rod b/c it was rusted badly. I'm sure i"ll need a new opt rod b/c the end of the handle has a pretty good bit of rust as well as the tip that goes into the gas cylinder.

    Anyone dealt with this place? http://www.dgrguns.com/index.html
     
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    want to sell to me? :big grin:
     
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    Got a NM M1 to trade me?
     
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    would home-owners cover this?
     
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    :nono: money;)
     
  21. did you have flood insurance? if so, it should cover it
     
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    maybe insurance can "total" it and just pay you its value?
     
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    if you want to sell it cheap, let me know
     
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    Maximum payout for Flood Insurance is $250k. $200k for the house and $50k for the material possesions inside. They're probably just going to max out my parents plan and I'm going to ask them to give me money out of that to repair the M1 and replace a few other small items. I didn't have too much at their house (except my golf clubs and all my books :squint: ) that I'm too upset about loosing and not being replaced.

    Edit: I hosed the gun down heavily with some oil I bought in an aerosol can. All the metal parts are soaking in it. I'm just wondering, is that going to stop the rust that's already there from getting any worse?
     
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