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Old December 16, 2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Need some help please.

Hey folks, I picked up a Mosin m27 about a week ago. I paid 100 bucks for it. Any way the barel was rusty but the rifeling looked good so I thought why not. I brought it home and scrubbed the bore with hopes #9 and windex (I was told by friend that windex would help stop the rust). Again I scrubbeb the bore for about an hour and then put 5 rounds through it (it shot great). I went back in and and cleaned it as normal and the barrel was bright and shinny so I ended by sliding a clean oily patch down the barrel.

So several days later I get the gun out to check it out and see a lot of rust back in the barrel. So is there anything I can do to get the rust out of this barrel or is it doomed?
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Old December 16, 2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'd run a copper bore brush through, and then an oily patch. What the bore looked like after that would be a clue. The proof of the pudding would be how it shoots.

Just offhand, it does sound like there's been enough time such that there could be pitting--which would be the most harmful. Light surface rust isn't necessarily a "horrible".

Edit-add: If the ammo had corrosive primers, the best cleaning method is with hot soapy water, followed by a hot rinse.

Hold the rifle, muzzle down, bolt out, into the can of water. The patch on the cleaning rod will act like a suction pump as you retract it from the muzzle. I dunno; a half-dozen strokes, maybe. Then, repeat with hot rinse water. Then, a dry patch and then an oily patch.
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Old December 16, 2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Art,

The bore is pitted but nothing looks deep. The gun shot great and was as accurate as I have skills to shoot it.
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Old December 16, 2014, 08:07 PM   #4
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Check my edit-add.
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Old December 16, 2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Art I'll give it a try.

Will that also remove any rust in the barrel. Also I want to add that I wasn't shooting corrosive anmo. I was using Tula 148 gr. non corrosive. Thanks again.
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Old December 16, 2014, 09:48 PM   #6
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That rifle was certainly fired with corrosive primed ammo, since the Russians and their allies issued nothing else during its time in service. Whether the barrel of a rifle fired with corrosive primed ammo will rust depends on when and how well it was cleaned after the last firing, and how it was stored thereafter.

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Old December 16, 2014, 10:25 PM   #7
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Jamesk,

I'm aware of that. I was simply saying that I haven't fired any corrosive ammo through it personally. I cleaned it well (or at least I thought I did) and then fired non corrosive ammo through it and the rust came back.
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Old December 16, 2014, 10:53 PM   #8
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Winded is an aqueous solution of isoproponol. It most certainly will not "prevent rust."
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Old December 16, 2014, 10:56 PM   #9
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RKG,

I'm aware windex does not prevent rust but the ammonia in winded will dissolve the salts that are in corrosive primers. Or so I have researched. Thanks for posting.
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Had similar problem

I've had rust appear in my Mosin barrel too. It wasn't rusty when I bought it. My solution has been to go over board on lubing the barrel after I clean the gun. I soak a patch in gun oil and that is the last thing through he bore. Also, any time I open the gun safe I check the Mosin bore.

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