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Posted: 10/19/2001 2:37:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 2:32:02 PM EDT by erocki]
I have an old Colt 1911 that has some patches of rust in the rifling...is there a good way to remove it?
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 7:03:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 6:59:52 PM EDT by Glockin-It]
Yeah trade it for a nice new Glock, then the rust is gone :D Try to soak it in some clp and then run a brush through it, and it should come out. Mine havent rusted, (Glocks) but I would think that CLP would break down the rust then the brush would clean it all off.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 2:42:24 PM EDT
Ditto on the clp idea from Glockin-It. The easy way out would be a new barrel!
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 1:27:52 AM EDT
Shoot it. Still accurate? Old .45s were most likely exposed to corrosive ammo and not cleaned properly. Can try a stainless steel brush too. Rebarreling is an option, GI barrels run $20 and up or a Wilson or Bar-sto stainless barrel, upwards of $150. Had a Victory model S&W .38 that had huge pits, it would still keep all shots in a quarter at 20 yards!
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 3:14:23 PM EDT
Be careful..make sure it hasn't removed too much of the metal..

You really don't want corrosion damage in a barrel..

I would seriously look into re-barreling..
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 9:42:18 PM EDT
If it's just surface rust, then a good brushing should get it out. One of my Dad's Colts had some light surface rust and it cleaned right up and shoots just fine. Now if it's pretty heavy, then it may be time for a new barrel cuz it's gonna pit, etc......
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