I just was given several guns from my grandfathers collection (He passed away). One of them is a Winchester Model-94 manufactured in 1949. It is in fine mechanical shape, but has lots of little rust spots mainly on the receiver, lever, and a little at the beginning of the barrel.
How should I fix this? WD-40 and steel wool? I dont know if I should just carefully remove the spots, or reblue it... I want to keep it as a collection gun, not a range gun. Thanks.
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February 6, 2008, 03:57 PM
Just use Extra-Fine, 0000 grade steel wool & oil.
Rebluing or stock refinishing an old Winchester will cut the value in half instantly.
Even a gun like yours with some finish lost to light rust is way more desirable then one somebody buffed the corners & writing off of, and dropped in a hot blue tank.
BTW: It has already lost it's cherry to the rust. Take it out and shoot it occasionally. It won't hurt it in the least, and would probably make your grandfather smile!