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Old 12-11-2008, 06:01 AM
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Need help cleaning up an old gun

OK... Picked up an old remington 30-06 740 this last weekend up in Phoenix. Long story boring, a friend's dad lent another guy this rifle back in 2001 for the deer season up in Wisconsin. The guy then moved 7 times and never found it necessary to return this gun. The gun isn't worth much other than it was the first deer rifle ever owned by my buddy's father that his dad had given to him back in 1962!! So yeah, a LOT of sentimental value and I'm glad it's in my hands so I can return it over Christmas.

Now, after looking at the gun, it's apparent it hasn't been maintained. I have a decent cleaning kit and will use Remi Oil for the inside but is there anything I can do to clean up the tarnish/rust on the outside of the receiver? Thanks much for any help!
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:21 AM
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You can use steel wool or a fine grit sand paper if it is rusted and just re blue with some cold blue and oil real well with Cenzoil. You may just get some Clenzoil and soak the parts for a while and see what just a good wiping will do. How far do tou plan on breaking it down?
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How far do tou plan on breaking it down?
Not at all... I don't think I want to re-blue it either. I'm leaving this next wednesday (17 DEC) to go back home and will be indisposed over this weekend. Thanks for the suggestions though.
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Remoil is ok for lubing. But I would use somthing like Clenzoil or PB blaster to clean the rust off it may take some elbo grease but it should clean it up pretty good. And then wipe it all down good with the Remoil.
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PB blaster is good. I still use hoppes #9.

Get a good set of brass, stainless steel, and nylon brushes.
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Not at all... I don't think I want to re-blue it either. I'm leaving this next wednesday (17 DEC) to go back home and will be indisposed over this weekend. Thanks for the suggestions though.
well, if you dont wanna do that, you can always drop it off at your local gunshop and have the smithy do it.
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