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Guys, and Ladies
I was posting this to another thread, but I thought it could take on a new life and discussion on it's own. I just wanted to share a secret with you :biggrin:
While at a Friend's Gun Shop, I noticed that he was woreking on a slightly rusty Buled S&W model 15 2 inch revolver. I watched him pull out a penny (yes a penny) and proceed to work on the surface rust around the trigger guard, cylinder and top strap. I asked him what the heck he was doing, to which he replied "I'm taking off this rust, haven't you ever done this"
Now, me as a former dealer, have never known about this little secret, BUT to my amazment, the rust DISSAPEARED, and the original bule remained on the gun WITHOUT a scratch!! He then took some 0000 steel wool and VERY gently worked the blue to it's original finish, with the aid of some hoppes #9 mixed with break free.
I don't think it matters whether it's copper or a regular penny, but I'd try the copper first. Just for you "Penny Pinchers" to get your "penny's worth" :biggrin:
 

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Thats sorta cool, but of course my guns are never allowed to rust.... :tongue:
 

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Bumper said:
Thats sorta cool, but of course my guns are never allowed to rust.... :tongue:
Well heck Bump, :biggrin: I'm positive all of us never intend for our weapons to develop any rust, through body sweat, or otherwise :biggrin:
It was intended to help develop a better understanding of what we can do to get small amounts of that stuff off sight areas, slide stops, etc etc. :biggrin:
Not to mention that "deal" you may find, and bring the finish back to a gun, that others may shy away from. :biggrin:
 

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All good except 0000 steel wool as it will imbed in the gun and rust faster learned that from a old gun smith who is now gone..


He said always use scotch bright
 

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:biggrin: You're entirely correct Bud !
I saw this guy use the 0000 on the trigger guard, barrel, never in the tight areas :biggrin:
 

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Brownell's

Brownell's sells bronze wool.
Bronze is mostly copper.
It costs more than a few pennies though. :biggrin:
I know that ordinary steel wool can sometimes make a real mess when finishing or refinishing lighter colored woods or gun stocks.
If you "steel wool" the wood prior to finishing & then use a water (or water and alcohol) based stain or a water based Acrylic finish then the tiny embedded steel wool particles rust in the wood grain & they "rust spot" the wood. It looks terrible.
 

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And just as a side note to all you pretty pistol poodles,

Some local AZ guys from GlockTalk got together this past Sunday to help out one of the female GT members who was having some issues with a couple gang wannabee members that lived across the street..its a long story...I can post the threads if wanted..anyway..it was some security cameras and floodlights, some low voltage lighting and a whole lotta landscaping. Anyway...point to the story...I was out there from 5:00 am til a little after 3pm...working, sweating profusely, etc. My Glock 30 was soaked in sweat and by the time I got home it had dried and crusted...not a spec of rust. Nope not one..it wiped right off..so I may not have a soul..but I got no rust either! :) Man...wheres the love...LOL
 

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Brad - post the whole deal if you have the patience - sounds interesting.

slightly rusty Buled S&W model 15 2 inch revolver.
Hey Bob - can you get my revo ''Buled''?? Sounds kinda purdy! LOl :biggrin:
 

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Brad - thx for the link and yeah - A LOT to read but - it was compelling reading, and I did not skip all that much.

I can hardly find words to truly describe what you guys did and accomplished. ''Community Spirit'' perhaps scratches the surface but it goes to show that on these boards we frequent there are some damn fine people.

That has to be one of THE board threads in a long time. :smile:
 

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P95Carry said:
Brad - post the whole deal if you have the patience - sounds interesting.

Hey Bob - can you get my revo ''Buled''?? Sounds kinda purdy! LOl :biggrin:
Prevert! (didn't want to change a couple of letters in that word) :biggrin: :1saufen: Musta been when I was typing and having a Mike's hard lemonade LOL
Only you could pick up on my Mis-spelled words Chris :biggrin:
 

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Bob -
 

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P95Carry said:
Ok Mr "smarty" (Chris) LOL....watch the.drool....(Just kidding here as always)... :biggrin:
I had the H&K MP5A3SD out, the shorty 40, Colt Commander, Glock 26, and took that 44 Spl Bulldog Pug out as well. suprisingly, the Pug's felt recoil, with Winchester 200 gr silvertips was VERY mild (like a hot 38 spl)
I enjoyed releasing the frustration tonight, took it out on the paper down range :biggrin:
 

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For pleasant .44 special factory loads that are relatively inexpensive, the PMC 180 and 200 gr JHPs are real pushovers even in a light gun.

Oh, and don't shoot a whole box of those Remington 200 gr lead wadcutters in an afternoon out of a 16 ounce revolver. Ask me how I know. :)
 

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S'OK, I was regraveling my driveway just north of you in July heat, and sweat dripped off my CZ PO1...no rust....:)
 

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rfurtkamp said:
For pleasant .44 special factory loads that are relatively inexpensive, the PMC 180 and 200 gr JHPs are real pushovers even in a light gun.

Oh, and don't shoot a whole box of those Remington 200 gr lead wadcutters in an afternoon out of a 16 ounce revolver. Ask me how I know. :)
Ahhhhhhhh : :biggrin: I thank you for that bit of info....I plan on not shooting it too much, but just enough to keep an edge on how it performs, should I need a BUG, or a primary in a pinch :biggrin:
 
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