I was going to ask about the rust too.I have to try and help my grandma get some rust off of her old S&W 32 long colt. It's the only protection she's got so I 'm going try to stop it from getting worse hopefully.The ammo in this thing looks a good 20 years old. It's got to be replaced pronto.
I've had minor success using liquid wrench soaking the rust then scrubbing with a rag. This took several times but it did help.The steel wool trick would work better I would think.
Anybody tried P.B. Blaster?