Rossi 92 rust. Should I worry?


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LivewireBlanco
October 30, 2012, 04:34 PM
I was recently refinishing the wood on my Rossi 92 and as I slid the forearm wood off I noticed some dust that appeared to be rust come off with it. I've read some posts on the net about people finding rust from the wood on their Rossi's. If I put a good coating of Minwax Tung Oil Finish on the wood where it touches the metal am I good to go now or should I take other measures to protect my mag tube and barrel? I also put a good coating of CLP on the barrel and mag tube before replacing the stock.

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rcmodel
October 30, 2012, 04:41 PM
Seal the wood.

Clean the rust off the metal with 0000 Super-Fine steel wool & oil.

Then get a small can or tube of R.I.G. Rust Inhibitor Grease.

http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/oils-lubricants/rust-prevention/rig-reg-universal-gun-grease-prod31842.aspx

It beats CLP by light years in those places the sun don't shine.
It is simply the best long term rust protection I know of.

I have used it to wipe down and maintain an extensive gun collection for about 45 years and have never had a trace of rust on anything.

rc

mtrmn
October 30, 2012, 04:49 PM
Fluid Film will stay with you for years as well. CLP will evaporate in what seems like no time.

LivewireBlanco
October 30, 2012, 06:39 PM
Thanks guys! I'll check out that stuff!

chrisf8657
October 31, 2012, 06:51 PM
I actually just finished doing the same thing.
Just get a bottle of Birchwood Casey Stock Sealer and Filler - should be available at Walmart or Cabellas - if not online.
RIG grease is good stuff like they said.

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LivewireBlanco
November 1, 2012, 10:19 AM
Well I already have put a pretty generous amount of Tung Oil Finish on it so I'm gonna hope and pray that it does the job. I also will put a nice thick coating of RIG on the metal.

This rust is stupid. It's like the more I steel wool it off the more I find in other spots. Why Rossi would do this is beyond me, especially after people have complained about it. I love the gun but using that kind of wood or stain that causes rust is stupid. :fire:

rehorne
November 8, 2012, 01:14 PM
While you have it apart, you might want to take the mag plug out and remove the mag spring and bullet follower and check the INSIDE of the mag tube. They are very prone to rust and crud buildup in there also.

monotonous_iterancy
November 8, 2012, 05:56 PM
I was actually going to buy some RIG today, but passed because I have some machine grease. Would that work as a rust inhibitor on pitting?

beag_nut
November 9, 2012, 05:19 PM
Well I already have put a pretty generous amount of Tung Oil Finish on it so I'm gonna hope and pray that it does the job. I also will put a nice thick coating of RIG on the metal.

This rust is stupid. It's like the more I steel wool it off the more I find in other spots. Why Rossi would do this is beyond me, especially after people have complained about it. I love the gun but using that kind of wood or stain that causes rust is stupid. :fire:
Advice from a retired furniture maker: Tung Oil "Finish" is not very resistant to moisture. Pure tung oil is more so, but the "finish" is a mixture of some tung oil and a lot of varnish. NOTHING (on wood) is more resistant to moisture than paraffin wax, as verified by government testing. My advice: use Minwax rub-on oil finish (it really penetrates), followed by rubbed-on paraffin wax on your wood, if you are paranoid about moisture from the wood getting at the metal parts, or in keeping moisture from the environment from entering the wood.

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