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I have a single shot 12 gauge shotgun that has developed a thin layer of surface rust. What is the best way to remove it and rust proof the gun?

Question by WILLHAM48. Uploaded on November 26, 2012

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from ALJoe wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Try oiling it first. If it is to deep to be removed with oil take a lead pencil and color the rust spots. Then take a sharp edge to scrape the rust away. You will then probably want to refinish the spots that you worked on.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Do not be afraid to use steel wool. Fine steel wool does not remove blueing, but will remove small freckling that occurs when rust starts to take a set. Try using 000 or 0000 steel wool with a few drops of oil, and unless your shotgun has already developed pitting, it will look good as new.

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from woolf1987 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

i agree with explorer but u might need to re-blue it

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from WILLHAM48 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Ok, 99explorer, Thanks for the response! I will try it! Is there a way you know of that I could rust-proof it, though? By the way, this gun has no sentimental value to me. Thanks!

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Do not be afraid to use steel wool. Fine steel wool does not remove blueing, but will remove small freckling that occurs when rust starts to take a set. Try using 000 or 0000 steel wool with a few drops of oil, and unless your shotgun has already developed pitting, it will look good as new.

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from ALJoe wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Try oiling it first. If it is to deep to be removed with oil take a lead pencil and color the rust spots. Then take a sharp edge to scrape the rust away. You will then probably want to refinish the spots that you worked on.

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from woolf1987 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

i agree with explorer but u might need to re-blue it

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from WILLHAM48 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

Ok, 99explorer, Thanks for the response! I will try it! Is there a way you know of that I could rust-proof it, though? By the way, this gun has no sentimental value to me. Thanks!

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