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Old June 2, 2005, 07:57 AM   #1
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Is my gun rusting?

I have a Beretta 92FS in Inox that has some very tiny rust colored specs on the slide/frame. The specs are tiny. I tried using some Hoppes#9 on them and they didn't come off.

In all fairness, it has been a while since I cleaned this gun. It has sat in its plastic box for several months now.

Could my 92FS be rusting? If so, what is the best product technique to remove the rust?
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Old June 2, 2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Maybe, but not the frame, which is aluminum. Storage in padded cases does cause rust, though.

Light rust specks can be removed from blued steel with a copper scrub pad (for cooking pots) and oil. The copper is more abrasive than rust, but softer than the steel. Then you remove the copper with bore cleaner.

Now, that works on blued steel. I don't know what Bruniton is and how tough it is. So if the slide has that finish, you better call Beretta for advice.
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