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How to remove rust? see pictures

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Zack, Jun 25, 2010.

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  1. Zack

    Zack member

    Feb 26, 2010
    If you look at the butt of the gun you can see its shiny it used to be brown. I used Breakfree-clp and I can not remove anymore of the rust. It is a family item and I would not want to shoot it but restore it. It's pretty ugly and rusty. It's rifling is not good and pitting in the barrel. Oh yeah and when you dry fire it sometimes the barrel does not line up with the cyilders(can not spell) so even if you did try to shoot it, it has a high chance of back firing.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    You are pretty much SOL.

    The gun in your photo's was originally nickel plated when it left the factory.

    Now, rust has gotten under the nickel, and it is coming off.

    Nothing you can do now will remove the rust without also harming the remaining nickel finish.

    At best, I would try some 0000 Extra Fine steel wool & CLP, trying to avoid the remaining nickel as much as possible.

    Your U.S. marked grip indicates the gun was made by the Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works on inexpensive pocket revolvers.

    Parts to repair or fix the timing issue are pretty much unobtainable, and a gunsmith would charge more then the gun is worth to fix it..
    In short, it is not going to be a shooter, so clean it up as much as possible and hang it on the wall.

  3. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    In addition to the other poster... there's a fella (forget now who it was) that had his (similar design, different make) re-done (nickel plating). It can be done.
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