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Old July 16, 2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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Pardner rusted

My 410 Pardner has been in it's gun case for a couple months. Yesterday I opened it only to find a light coating of rust on the 'receiver'. The barrel looks fine.

What should I use to remove the stuff?
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Old July 16, 2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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Use fine [0000] steel wool and gun oil.
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Old July 16, 2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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+1 on that
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Old July 16, 2005, 02:56 PM   #4
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FWIW, a similar thing happened to my granddad's old 20gauge. Steel wool and gun oil made it look like new again.

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I work part-time at a pawn shop and spend quite alot of time giving TLC to guns neglected by their former owners. A works of advice use liberal amounts of oil (I like the remmington in a spray can) and a very light hand. Gently rub the affected area. I use circular motion like waxing a car. Spritz with more oil wipe with a clean cloth. Inspect, re oil repeat. If your careful you can pull this off without "ruining" the blueing or rainbow toning. For this process you CAN'T use too much oil - Just be sure to leave only a thin film when storing. Also chech unter the stock and forearm. I've seen firearms that looked well taken care of theat were covered with scales of "Army Gold" under the wood.
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...and then DON'T put it back in the case! Put it in a gun cabinet or vault. Only put it in the case when you are transporting it.
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Old July 18, 2005, 02:09 AM   #7
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Great, thanks guys. I'll leave it out this time.

This one's a keeper. I shoot better with it in trap than my 20 ga pump...
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