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Old June 28, 2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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Advice on Nylon 11

When I was but a wee lad, my first shooting experience after the old Benjamin air rifle was a Remington Nylon 11. No idea how many rounds we all put through that old gun.

A few years before Dad passed away, it ended up with my sister. I asked her about it, and she said there was some rust on the barrel. Much as I dearly love my sister, I can only imagine the sad state of the rifle by now. Which leads to my question... if I do end up with it in my possession, what should I do about the barrel? Replace it, or have it sanded or bead blasted and re-blued? I don't even remember if it was blued or Parkerized, to be honest. What say ye? I'm going to discuss the matter with my sister during our upcoming family reunion. I don't even care if I end up giving it back to her, I just want to get it back into good condition.
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Old June 28, 2008, 12:56 AM   #2
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It was blued. Light rust can easily be removed with 0000 steel wool and some oil. A fine brass wire wheel in a bench grinder will be faster(eye protection is mandatory) and neither will bother the existing finish.
The rifle was made between 1962 and 1965.
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Old June 28, 2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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If the rifle has a lot of rust, take it to your smith and ask him to chuck it up in his lathe and polish it with 150 grit cloth, then 220, then a light buff and blue it. It will look almost like new, and the roll marks on the barrel will be in good shape. Then oil it well and stow it in a closet, because accuracy for the Nylon 11s was awful to say the least.
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