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    Well guys shes here....

    My 1952 Cobra that is I've got a couple of questions though and they are,when I shake the gun there is a slight rattling sound,but all the function and timing tests check out is this normal? and there are a couple of very small surface rust spots on the gun,what the best way to get rid of these without further harming the finish in those areas? So enough on that here are the pictures as promised.

    I paid $430 for it shipped and am very pleased with it,as you can see its in really nice shape with most of the finish wear on the grip part of the frame. Let me know what you guys here think.




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    Nice pics! Fine steel wool will take the rust off. Not sure if that will permanently de-value it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis128 View Post
    Nice pics! Fine steel wool will take the rust off. Not sure if that will permanently de-value it though.
    Don't use steel wool. It leaves behind rusted bits of steel wool and will compound the problem. Blue Scotchbrite pads work well!

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    I've heard you should use brass wool, takes the rust off without damaging the steel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    I've heard you should use brass wool, takes the rust off without damaging the steel...
    I had a feeling that was wrong advice I gave.

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    I am not a wheel gun guy, but that was a sweet snubbie!
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    A little rattle is normal in the old revolvers. Pull the hammer and trigger back at the same time. Hold the hammer with your thumb. Try to move the cylinder. Shouldn't be much if any play or movement there. The Colts lock up when the trigger is in the rear most position. Make sure the gun is unloaded of course. Love the old Colt revolvers.
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    If you want to save what you have left of the finish, get some Gunzilla. It may take a couple times cleaning the weapon, but it will take the rust off and keep it from rusting further. Enjoy your new gun!

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    Nice, if it's something you really like, you may consider contacting Colt for a complete restoration or at least a factory refinishing. Can't hurt to see what they say. BTW: I agree with others' and stay away from steel wool. There are very good chemical options designed for removing rust from firearms.
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    I would use an old t shirt and some oil to remove the rust.
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    Congratulations. That's a great pistol. I've been thinking of hunting one down for myself. I know it's a 6-shot, but how much bigger is it than a J-frame? Would it do for pocket carry?

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    Sweet! Thats not rust , thats character. I may be different ,but I think I would just oil er up and call it good!

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    CLASSIC!!


    ...check the crane on the cylinder....the part that holds the cylinder and rotates into the frame...

    ..some owners would try and imitate Hollywood by closing a full/loaded cylinder on their revolvers by whipping it to the right.....

    worse thing they could do...a lot of fine cranes have been BENT because of this STUPID practice!!
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