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November 23, 2023 - 7:33 pm
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I’d prefer the red rust to a refinish

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November 23, 2023 - 8:36 pm
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Adam Starr said

Chuck said

Really sad to hear that you restored a Winchester.  I can’t see where you had posted pictures of the 94? 

Hi Chuck

the 94 had lots of active red rust. It seemed the safest path to take.

I’m still unable to figure out how to post pictures to this site but will do so if I can learn how.

As a WACA member, you can directly upload pictures, but they need to be < 3 MB per picture.  Simply click the “Upload Attachments” button directly below the left corner of the message box, and then go from there.


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Hi Guys,

Mark Novak on Youtube is a gunsmith who advocates dealing with red rust by disassembly to component parts then boiling (metal parts) in water for 30 to 50 minutes then using a carding wheel to remove the scale. Boiling stops and converts the red rust and carding reveals the what finish remains. Carding with a wheel or 4-O steel wool does not remove metal. In reassembly he advocates light gun oil. I have never used this procedure but I do like what he does and have watched a lot of his videos


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