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November 5, 2022 - 5:27 pm
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Hello

what is the best way to remove rust on this front sight and the front of the barrelImage Enlarger

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Excuse the typo 1994

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I would just use 4-0 steel wool, or bronze wool is you already have it, with oil; doesn’t look like a major problem to me.

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The most of it is on the sight so I would remove the sight and do it separately. You also have the option of replacing the sight but that will cost you a little. If you remove the sight, tap it out to the right side using a brass or aluminum drift and put it back in from the right side.

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I would remove the front sight, soak it in Kroil, then use copper wool to gently scrub it clean.  Apply Kroil to the rust spots on the barrel, let it soak overnight, then gently scrub it clean with copper wool.

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I would not use any type abrasive. Would be better to use steam to convert the rust and then use a Carding Wheel with a 0.0025″ or 0.005 wire. They are available from Brownells. They don’t remove metal or finish, instead polish the converted rust and it will look like the blueing. If you are interested in learning more, you can check out Mark Novak on YouTube where he demonstrates this in great detail. You will be surprised at how easy this is and the results. Much better than just removing the blueing with the rust with abrasives.

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Take it off and soak it in Kroil, Breakfree or WD 40 for a few days.  Then use 0000 steel wool or bronze wool with a lot of oil.  Don’t scrub hard.  Surface rust will come off easily.  Blisters of rust come off but the surface will not be perfect anymore. 

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I’ve used 0000 steel wool and oil on gun that had good blue to remove some scattered rust and it doesn’t hurt the blue as long as you are careful. If you use the copper wool you can’t hurt any blue.

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Hello Everyone

I went with Bert’s method I used kroil and did not remove the front sight. I will remove the sight at a later date. The sight cleaned up very good for now.wfs.jpgImage Enlarger

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Patrick

I checked out Mark Novak on you tube great stuff. Before I try any of his methods, I will experiment on a beater firearm.

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james alfano said
Patrick

I checked out Mark Novak on you tube great stuff. Before I try any of his methods, I will experiment on a beater firearm.

Thanks Everyone

Jim

  

I used this method on a friends old shotgun. It had sat in a cabin up in the island for many years. Besides the disassembly which was a bit of a challenge, the steaming and then use of the carding wheel was extremely simple and to my amazement brought back almost all of the blued finish.

I love watching Mark Novak do his conservation, a real artisan in his trade. Bob from Rustblue.com, who has been on several of Mark’s videos is another great source, which includes instructional information and videos. Of course our Own Mark from Cinnabar is another excellent source for information.

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