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Prof Young
May 12, 2011, 12:13 PM
Smithy Persons:
I have just a touch of rust on the side of the bolt of my Ruger 10/22. I took preventative measures, but apparently not well enough. Anyway, how do I get rid of it?
Prof Young

May 12, 2011, 03:15 PM
Couple of options:
* Since it is on a polished surface, just polish it out with 500-600 grit wet/dry paper or a flat surface.
* Put a drop of solvent oil on it and rub it with fine bronze wool.

May 12, 2011, 05:00 PM
Fine steel wool with a good lubricant (CLP, good motor oil, etc.).

Prof Young
May 12, 2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks. That sounds simple enough. I'll give it a go.
Prof Young

May 13, 2011, 11:08 PM
After removing the rust with 4/0 steel wool & oil, wipe the surface really dry with a towel & polish the entire bolt with flitz, simichrome, or maas metal polish.

After installing the bolt in the receiver, lube it with some "break-free clp".


May 14, 2011, 12:56 AM
If your rifle has minor rust marks, I'd use some Flitz, Ballistol, Eezox, Weaponshield or the new Mpro7/LPX.
The other posts may help too.
www.Brownells.com www.Eezox.com www.Weaponshield.com

May 14, 2011, 10:36 AM
All previous replies are very good and should get the job done. .... ;)
I have worked on quite a few of these and have observed that the bolt, is made of some special steel or that face is plated. Now, I say this is because that face has a high polish that wouild not be possible on carbine steel. I have jeweled this face on a couple of bolts and it stays shiney. Not only should yours clean up nicely but you should be able to restore the shine. As mentined, Flitz or Mother's Mag should work for that shine. .. ;)

Be Safe !!!