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Old May 23, 2018, 05:52 PM   #51
Count Les Neins
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Originally Posted by Scorch View Post
Being a gunsmith, I clean a lot of guns. I have used Hoppe's, G96, Boretech, Slip2000, and several others. About a year ago, I decided to try a few different solvents. One I tried is Gunzilla, and that is my new go-to cleaning solvent. Quick, easy, and no odor to speak of. Removes carbon, varnished lubes, rust, you name it. And it lubes, too.

Not on blued guns, thank you. If you are determined to strip bluing and rust your guns, sure, go ahead, but I have to clean guns for customers and I don't feel like paying to refinish a bunch of guns. Sooner or later, anything water-based will rust a gun. And then you have to fix it.

I grew up with that stuff, and I still get kinda nostalgic whenever I smell it.
Scorch, if you would use Vinegar on a rifle's finish, I just DNK what to say.

The OP was specifically asking how to get copper and lead out of a rifle bore.
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Old May 25, 2018, 09:05 AM   #52
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Scorch, if you would use Vinegar on a rifle's finish,
I clean old tools, I use vinegar to remove rust on old tools; I like the control/time gain when using vinegar. I also use vinegar to clean the worst of cases, cases left in vinegar too long will disappear eventually.

Bolts, receivers and barrels will rust if the metal is exposed to vinegar, the nice thing about the exposure; it will rust slowly.

And then there were the good old days when 'all you had to do was..' mix your own ingredients. back then everyone knew some of the ingredients grew rust as soon as the metal was exposed to the atmosphere.

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Old May 25, 2018, 07:17 PM   #53
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Bluing is a type of black oxide. Rust is what we call oxidized iron. That vinegar should strip of bluing quite quickly.
I use vinegar to clean up old tools also. I have a cake pan of vinegar with some things sitting it now. Not firearms though.

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