Rusty old guns

Shrapnel762

New Member
I inhereted some weapons that were in a building with no heat/ac for about 5 years and are in bad shape with surface rust and pitting. A little research told me to use navel jelly to clean the parts with, but it completely strips the metal. I know I can't fix the pitting but I'd like to get them in better shape. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Bdbys59

New Member
Can try an old auto restore trick, soak the parts in white vinegar for a couple of days,, do it all the time on rusty bolts and such, it does work.
 

HHB Guns

New Member
Shrapnel762 said:
I know I can't fix the pitting but I'd like to get them in better shape. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Wrong! I can fix pitting and make them look brand new. Its called Durafill. You spray it on in layers and sand as you go then duracoat over it to make them look brand new. I have filled about 1/8" pits before. Its sorta like a bondo for guns. If your goal is to keep them as shooter and the guns are not cheap then this is the way to go.
 

Nato

New Member
I have done a restore of old rusty stuff. Pictures would help, also are these rifles or pistols? I tend to stay away from acid type rust removal (Naval Jelly, et al), I perfer iron-oxide neutralizers. Again the method of removal will greatly depend on the type of firearm.
 
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