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Posted: 10/6/2003 9:51:25 PM EDT
I have a model 870 3-1/2" mag duck gun in a mat black finish with synthetic hardware. The gun shoots great, but rusts so easily it's pitiful. This gun is strickly a utility shotgun with no special value and the looks are not important. Can anyone reccomend an aftermarket coating which I can apply to the gun to prevent rust? I quickly clean and dry my guns after hunting but this thing rusts before I can get it home.

Thank you,
njaxx
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:22:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 5:37:13 AM EDT
Just send it to Birdsong and get it done in Black-T or OD.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 9:05:01 PM EDT
That Remcote crap is like a sponge. I had a regular 870 duck gun that needed a little TLC. I wet sanded it with 400 grit paper then sprayed it with stove paint from Rustoleum. Lasted for years and a nice flat black finish.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 7:40:53 PM EDT
Buy a can of Remoil and soak'er down. The finsh absorbes the oil. It really helps.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 11:13:28 AM EDT
I steel wooled the hell out of an old Remington and then used flat black automotive engine block paint on it, then tiger striped it with OD green. First time I took it hunting a guy bought it off me for twice what I had in it, it did look good though.

rk
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 11:51:32 AM EDT
Buy Rustoleum spray and make yourself a nice camo pattern shotgun.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 12:51:53 PM EDT
Thank you folks. I think I'll try the steel wool and engine paint.

Regards,
njaxx
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:49:05 PM EDT
if yer just gonna spray paint it then dont bother with the steel wool, unless its for the rust spots. just wipe down the gun with acetone and spray over it.

if you go with the brownells teflon/moly or alumahyde you will get this:



or OD green
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 9:51:47 PM EDT
How well do you think that moly would work on my 870's chrome bolt?

Link Posted: 10/16/2003 6:13:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2003 6:21:49 AM EDT by RobarSR60]
njaxx...
THIS is the guy you want to talk to. He did my Garand, and it came out perfectly. Just break down the gun yourself. His $125 price is for work that doesn't need breaking down. You won't be sorry.

Mick...
Why would you want to moly a chrome bolt? Send it to Robar, and have them NP3 it. It's tougher than moly, and has the sme self-lubricating properties.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 9:29:53 PM EDT
What's the cost on something like that?
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:46:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MickAr15:
What's the cost on something like that?



Robar's web page says $60 to NP3 a shotgun bolt.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 1:09:34 PM EDT
Thanks. I should have looked myself before asking.

I just don't like the look of a chrome bolt on a gun that I hunt deer and turkey with.
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