GUN Remington 870 Rusting...

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  1. Saluki

    Saluki New Member

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    Hey all! I just went out shooting with a buddy for the first time in a LONNNNG time and noticed my 870 was starting to rust, the sight rail has it the worst but the barrel and the part right above the trigger (sorry don't know the technical name for it) have some light rust, it's not something you notice right away but if you look you can see it. Last time I used it I cleaned it pretty well but then I stored it in my room (basement so it gets humid) for the school year and am just now having time to shoot it again...is that at all normal? What can I do to fix this and keep it from happening again?
     
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    No, it's not normal. If it's just surface rust, first try to wipe it off with a cotton rag. if that doesn't work, try something a little more aggressive, one of those plastic green dish scrubbers, for example. If that doesn't work, try some very fine steel wool. The goal is to remove the rust without scratching the finish.
    You may have to take it apart to get to some of the nooks and crannies.

    To prevent it from rusting, make sure you put it away with a light coat of oil on all of the metal surfaces. Check it periodically for rust if you don't shoot it very often. If rust starts to appear, remove it and try a thicker coat of oil. Some oils work better than others, I really like the oil made by hoppes that comes in an orange bottle.
     
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    0000 steel wool and Hoppes No. 9. Then use some good oil/grease. I use RIG for long term storage, and think highly of it.
     
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    My 870 rusts about 100x faster than my Mossberg.

    Then again, the mossberg has never rusted.
     
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    so that would be infinite
     
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    Haha yes.

    I'll try some of this stuff working my way up to the steel wool. Thanks for the help!
     
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    lol me too. i still miss quatros and pags :big grin:
     
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    x3 on my 870 ....

    i had the HD .... left it in the trunk of my car over night in the summer ... came out the next day, slight rust. ever since then, it would rust like crazy, and i couldnt put enough oil on it to keep it wet, shit was thirsty.

    i considered getting it stripped and recoated (the only permanent solution) but i ended up selling it to pay rent :o
     

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