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Best way to care for phosphated barrels...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SilentStalker, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. SilentStalker

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    As the title states I am looking to see what the best way to care for a phosphated barrel might be? It seems to be really tough stuff which is awesome but I am wondering if I need to do anything special to it to make the finish last etc.?
     
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    Clean it and oil it.

    Don't rub it on hard stuff.
    Don't rub hard stuff on it.

    rc
     
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    Thats it huh? Well, that's good cause that is all I do with it. I was wondering if cleaning and oiling it too much might damage it some how but from what I have read phosphates barrels are pretty darn tough. Thanks mate.
     
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    Keep a good anti-corrosion oil on it. Manganese phosphated surfaces are very porous and can retain a fair amount of oil.
     
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    Just keep it oiled, as the surface will soak it up. Any metal-on-metal contact surfaces will eventually wear down, but oil will go a long way. Other than that, there's not much you need to do with it.
     
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    Glad to see this posting, I just ordered a muzzle brake for one of my rifles and noted that it was a 'black phosphate" finish and was wondering.
     
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