View Full Version : remington 700 blue finished cleaning and oiling

October 3, 2011, 09:59 PM
I'm pretty new to cleaning guns, just wondering if there's any special way to clean and oil a blued finish barrel. Normally I use a patch with a few drops of gun oil, run it up and down the outside of the barrel, then use a clean patch to wipe off the excess oil... correct?

October 5, 2011, 01:25 AM
That will work. I like "Rig", it's more like grease. Does not run or evaporate as some oils will do.

October 5, 2011, 02:39 AM
Yep. Same goes for stainless as it will also rust if not oiled.

October 5, 2011, 11:21 AM
Right on thanks for the advice guys

October 5, 2011, 11:23 PM
You have it right! I have a shotgun that has been getting that treatment for about 55 yrs Never had rust on it. I treat all of my guns to oil rubdowns.

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October 6, 2011, 12:21 AM
Hello, codyb11991. It really doesn't take much oil to keep rust away..just a very thin film. What I use is one of those treated gun-cloths..Birchwood-Casey, Hoppes, etc. These are usually silicone treated.

October 6, 2011, 07:40 AM
Go to the local Bass-Pro, and in the gun care section they sell a product by the name of G-96, gun cleaner-oil dash rust prohibitor,,,, its the cats',,,,,,. Just spray it on and wipe it off, smells kinda like bubble-gum, but I use it on my tools, guns, dies, it lasts longer than just about any oil I ever tried and it's easy to use, and it's not messy.;)