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1890 rust bucket brought back to life

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by rcmodel, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    A friend brought this 1890 Winchester .22 Short by today for some TLC.
    The gun was actually in remarkable condition with a lot of remaining blue and perfect bore.
    It appears the rust just happened within the last few years, as there was very little pitting under it.

    I totally dissembled it, and knocked all the rust off with a Fine Wire Carding Wheel on my Buffer.
    0000 Steel Wool & oil where I couldn't get with the wire wheel.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=6762/psize=96/Product/-0025-STAINLESS-STEEL-BRUSHING-WHEELS

    Turned out to be not to shabby under all that rust.

    Wish I could have got a before & after photo in the sun outside, but by the time I got it done, it was raining.

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    rc
     
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  2. VenisonGitr

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    Well that is a satisfying day project.
     
  3. 35 Whelen

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    Beautiful job!

    35W
     
  4. cyclopsshooter

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    I love those old pumps, glad this one was brought back to life.
     
  5. LoonWulf

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    nice work! :d
     
  6. AK Gun Man 88

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    Great job RC.
     
  7. Murphys Law

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    Very Nice RC. You've inspired me to get to work on an 870 for one of my relatives. Did you apply oil to the surface before using the wheel or was it applied to bare steel? Thanks
     
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Bare steel.

    I suppose my carding wheel has a little oil in it by now, but it didn't purposely put it there.

    rc
     
  9. Murphys Law

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    OK, thank you
     
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