Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Removing rust from muzzle?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Kabal, May 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kabal

    Kabal Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    Germany
    A couple of months ago, I bought a handgun that has some light rust on its barrel, right on the face of the muzzle. Fortunately, there's no rust inside the bore. So far, I've kept the barrel well-oiled, and the rust hasn't spread any further. I guess it would be best to remove the rust, though.

    How would you do so without removing a lot of metal?
    I've seen people recommend 0000 steel wool for the job, but I would prefer something even less aggressive. What do you think about some Nevr-Dull or bronze/brass/copper wool, along with some good gun oil?

    The accuracy of the gun shouldn't be affected as long as I don't touch the actual edge where the bore ends, right?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    7,388
    Location:
    Alabama
    Oil and 0000 steel wool will fix that right up and wont remove any metal.
     
  3. Maj Dad

    Maj Dad Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,602
    Location:
    Carolina Low Country
    ^ What JimmyRay said. 4-0 steel wool is finer'n frog hair & won't hurt the steel at all, or the bore. I have cleaned rust from blued steel using it & oil (any gun oil or like that) and if used gently without undue pressure it will not damage the finish. On the muzzle I wouldn't worry at all - if you think it lightened it, use a bit of cold blue & retouch it.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page