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    Any help in removing the rust off of this ruger barrel? Thanks!
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    Kroil and bronze wool. That's what I'd use. There's some videos on YouTube.

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      #3
      Always start off with the least aggressive method.
      - Oil on a white rag. Repeat until the rag comes away clean.
      - Same as above but substitute the rag for a piece of scrap pine lumber with a fresh cut end grain as the working end.
      Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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        #4
        Vinegar??

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          #5
          I use oil and bronze wool also. Keep it oiled well and don’t let the rust on the bronze wool scratch the metal.

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            #6
            Oil and a penny pre 74 i believe pennies were all copper I've done it works great..edit i looked online it said pre 82 pennies were all copper but I thought it was in the 70's
            Last edited by Trublu; 09-29-2022, 06:47 PM.

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              #7
              Chore boy 100% copper scouring pad and some Ballistol ...Target has the pure copper pads...It will say copper as they also have a copper coated steel one

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                #8
                i got some stuff a while ago , 45 something rust remover , worked real nice --- neighbor has it ---

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                  #9
                  That's a pretty mild case - looks like it will clean up pretty easily.

                  All good recommendations above.

                  I found a partial stainless .22 rifle in a basement that was a bit worse than that. I used BreakFree CLP and 0000 steel wool to make it like new. For bad spots, I use a brass muzzle gauge to scrape/chip.

                  “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
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                    Big 45. This stuff works great. It won't scratch the gun at all. I personally use it and have cleaned rust off of $100,000 + guns for people with no issues whatsoever. I wet the barrels with G-96 and scrub away. The gunsmiths at Holland and Holland use it also. You won't be disappointed.
                    You will most likely achieve much better results with a stainless barrel. With a blued barrel, the rust is completely removed but the bluing will be wiped out underneath if the rust is too heavy.

                    Post pics before and after...

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                    • M-14BULLETTS
                      M-14BULLETTS commented
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                      yup thats the stuff , worked wonders on a 1921 winchester

                    • Yaphank Kid
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                      👍^^^^^

                    #11
                    Just ordered the Big .45. Ill show results once i get it.

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                      #12
                      I agree with most of these posts. Soak in kroil. This will stop the rust and get underneath. Then any copper brush or bronze wool. Rinse the brush/wool often as the rust you remove still on the cleaning tool will scratch the surface. Flush the surface often as well to start clean. It doesn’t look that bad at all. Shouldn’t be a hard job.

                      Didnt see the big45 comments but that stuff is great and won’t scratch the blue. Just once it gets rust all in it flush it or toss it
                      Last edited by Rrudo74901; 10-01-2022, 09:23 AM.

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                        #13
                        Heres an update on just using the Big 45 Frontier. It may not look it in the pics but it does look way better than before. Thanks for the help fellas!🤙🏽
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                        • Dan 0351
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                          Looks excellent.

                        • Elliot_nes
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                          Thanks. It looks way better in person

                        #14
                        I collect old surplus rifles. I have to clean rust off of them probably about 90% of the time. The best thing to use is 0000 steel wool or that Big 45 pad and some gun oil. Scour it off with one of those things after you put some oil on it, then wipe clean with a rag and repeat if necessary. Do not use 0000 steel wool on anything with wood stocks or made of wood though, because any tiny particles that are left behind will just rust later on. 0000 steel wool is good but like I said, big 45 pad is awesome. All copper scouring pads are also good to use but I usually stick to these two things because they are on hand. They won't scratch steel and won't harm any finishes or bluing. You can also substitute gun oil with WD40 which is also great for cleaning and preventing rust. After its all clean and rust free, spread a thin coat of gun oil on it to prevent any more rust. Good luck. You should be able to clean this no problem.
                        If it's milsurp, I'm probably interested.

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                        • Tula Lou
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                          just saw you already cleaned it lol better late than never but dont forget the oil at the end!

                        • Elliot_nes
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                          Will do appreciate it. Thanks
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