August 20, 2010, 11:32 AM
I recently acquired a Remington & Sons Riders 1871 magazine pistol, .extra 32 short, I think. It appears to function well however there are patches of surface rust in the barrel. It doesn't look as if it is pitted but in a couple of the lands it a bit "darker" than surface rust. What is the best way to attempt to remove the rust. I just swabbed the bore with Break Free and remove a lot of the surface rust. Right now I have the Break Free "soaking" in the bore. Thanks for any insight on the rust and any other info on the pistol.