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Old July 13, 2008, 08:49 PM   #26
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Still soaking

Hi, y'all. Yes, I'm still soaking, but I'm going to break it open this week and check to see if the dried grease still has it frozen up. I'll let you know what I find. I'm amazed at the number of really good ideas and suggestions that came out of this group. I was just shooting in the dark, but this bunch was coming up with all kinds of great strategies. I'm too old to be easily impressed, but frankly, I'm impressed. When I finally get finished with this project, I'm going to give my friend a printout of all the posts to this thread. That will be a keepsake to stash away with the rifle, which I think is destined to go to a grandson. Anyway, I'll keep you posted.
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Old July 15, 2008, 01:52 PM   #27
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the first post said no bluing left but no RUST. i don,t think i would buy any thing from him that he said had (no bluing but no rust) that gun is a dug up relic and no more than a wall hanger. eastbank
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Old July 15, 2008, 02:13 PM   #28
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the first post said no bluing left but no RUST. i don,t think i would buy any thing from him that he said had (no bluing but no rust) that gun is a dug up relic and no more than a wall hanger. eastbank
You need to pay more attention to what you read.
Woodstoveguy made the first post. I put up the pic of the dug 92 and Gbro put up a link to a dug 94.
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Old July 16, 2008, 05:38 PM   #29
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I think you've gotten good advice here. The only thing I might add is to consider the posibility it may be mechanically locked up somehow, possibly a ruptured shell in the chamber?
Patience is the key here. Don't give up!
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Old July 16, 2008, 09:05 PM   #30
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opened it up

and checked if I could remove the trigger/tang assembly from the receiver. Still frozen in there. However, I did notice that the dried grease/oil on the inside of the receiver, which had been very hard to dislodge with scraping, has now turned into a flakey powder, easily removed. So with patience, the fluid should eventually penetrate between the receiver walls and the trigger/tang assembly. My friend said "Let 'er soak," so it went back in, and it's sealed up for however long it takes. Not nearly as sexy as a sonic vibrator bath, but this retired guy has more time than money. Let 'er soak. I'll let y'all know -- hope to post some pics when it's completed. (How's that for optimism : )
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Old July 17, 2008, 07:43 PM   #31
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I'd switch to kerosene and any rapping of the action or receiver would be done with a rubber hammer. (Like a hub-cap hammer)
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