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Old February 23, 2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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White marks inside cylinder and around forcing cone

i recently purchased a used ruger secturity six blued, which i thought was in impeccable shape. However upon cleaning i noticed some whit material around forcing cone and inside the cylinder chamber it was kind of thick and some of it came off with a good scrubbing but there's still these marks. Could someone explain to me what it is (i dont think its rust) and how to remove it
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Old February 23, 2015, 05:06 PM   #2
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Those pictures are so small I can't see anything.
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Old February 23, 2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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sorry its from my phone i dont have any other means of uploading them. the 2nd picture shows it the best
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Old February 23, 2015, 05:20 PM   #4
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Cant see the pictures good but its most likely lead, give it a good scrubbing and keep shooting.
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Old February 23, 2015, 05:31 PM   #5
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i think thats what it is, just looked up pictures of heavy lead fouling. Thanks for the help.
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Old February 23, 2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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I can't really tell from the pictures, but the most likely explanation is lead fouling. Lead turns white when it oxidizes.
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Old February 24, 2015, 03:33 PM   #7
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When I looked at your pictures, my first thought was lead fouling also. As the others have stated, a good cleaning will take care of it.
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Old February 26, 2015, 05:51 AM   #8
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Lead fouling can turn white when it oxidizes.
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Old February 26, 2015, 07:23 AM   #9
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Lead fouling PLUS residue from dried lubrication on the bullets.
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