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Recently picked up a used Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag from an acquaintance who did not know much about firearms and wanted something smaller. I got it at a steal for $200.
It's kind of rough looking - about 80-85% blueing (but consistent over the entire gun), some light rust or tarnish marks inside the cylinder chambers and the barrel. No pitting. Came with Pachmayr grips. Really no marks or dings.
So far all I've done is give it a good oiling/rubdown, getting all the dirt and grime off it. Anything else I should do to ensure against rust or damage?
I ordered a pair of Altamont grips for it and am thinking about having the barrel shortened. Afterwards I might use it as a field/HD gun.
Anything else I should be doing to this gun to prevent wear or damage?
Take an appropiately sized Stainless steel bore brush (NOTE: ~~> the Stainless wires of the bore brush are MUCH SOFTER than the cylinder gun steel) - Chuck that bore brush into an electric hand drill - smear some Simichrome polish on the bore brush & run it through all of your cylinder chambers.
That will remove all traces of crud, residue, corrosion, etc...including surface rust but, will not scratch the cylinder interiors or remove gun metal.
You can also COLD BLUE touch-up right over the existing factory blue of your firearm exterior to darken up and match in the worn areas and that will make the gun look better and offer some protection against rust.
"about 80-85% blueing (but consistent over the entire gun),"
a small bottle of Brownell's "Oxpho-Blue" would be about the best solution to use.