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Thread: Cleaning up

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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2018

    Cleaning up

    Okay, so I loaned out two rifles to my BIL. He returned them yesterday, both have red rust on them. Neither is particularly valuable as far as collector value - 1964 Weatherby and an 1892 44-40. What's the best way to clean these back up? Bores seem good still and the actions both seem alright.

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    I'd start with kroil on a rag, if that dont help, switch to kroil on 4f steel wool and use light pressure. 1 of those should do the trick. Good luck.
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    Boolit Grand Master

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    2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2006
    East TN
    I have had great success with Shooters Choice bore solvent with and/or without 4X steel wool. Have never tried Kroil for this job but will give it a go just for the comparison. With either of these liquids you would be wise to wear latex gloves when removing the rust or you could wind up "smelling yourself" for the next few days.

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    Boolit Master

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    Mar 2009
    Near Enterprise Landing
    How about snatch a knot in your BIL's head?

    Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
    My amendment can beat up your amendment.

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    Those rifles are WAY above “ loaner class”. I’m glad that you got them back!

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    Boolit Master Thumbcocker's Avatar
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    East Central Illinois
    Apply BIL's face to rusted area and scrub vigorously.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Apr 2009
    North Dakota
    Best way to stop that in the future is to get a new BIL.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Dec 2018
    Quote Originally Posted by tinsnips View Post
    Best way to stop that in the future is to get a new BIL.
    Mmmm, THAT could be expensive!

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