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Posted on 09/02/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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I left my Springfield 1911 in my garage one night and the next day it had a light rust coating on it. What is the best way to safely remove the rust. No pits.
Hey Frog, thanks for the pingaroo!
Maybe soak it in some penetrating oil?
Alternatively, you could just get a Glock. ;-)
gotta go eat supper
I don’t really engage in the Glock/1911 banter. My gun was a gift and I thought this was a source for real information. Next...
Rub a soft cotton cloth over the rusted area with a gun solvent. Do not scrub, just apply gentle pressure to remove rust. Wipe off when done and wipe on a fresh coat of oil to protect it.
I got a story.
I inherited my Grandfathers Win 1897 12ga back in the 70’s. I used it for bird hunting for a couple of years and then noticed the fit-up between the barrel and receiver was a little sloppy. So I retired it and put it in the closet for 30 years.
In the last few years I’ve seen the 97’s discussed on other gun forums and read with interest. Well yesterday morning I ran across another 97 thread on The High Road. A guy was asking about it and one of the knowledgeable responders asked if it was a solid frame or a take-down.
Take-down???? I had never run across that. So I looked at you tube and sure enough mine is a take-down. That explained the sloppy fit. So I took it apart and now I think it will be a fine functioning gun.
Also looked up the serial # and found the manufacturing date to be 1898-1899!!
So now I’m cleaning it and ordering some parts for it to get it back in good shape. It fits nicely in a carbine case.
I didn’t know my Grandpa had it when he was alive, so I never got to talk to him about it. And it is a John Moses Browning design!
Thank you very much.
Had the same thing happen to me. I used a fine steel wool pad (0000) and a light machine oil and buffed the rust out with no damage to the firearm. Actually, it looks pretty good for an old timer. The bluing has faded quite a bit over the years but my 1911 Browning is just as reliable as ever. It just needs a little more TLC in its old age.
This is the gun:
For more stubborn surface rust, my Dad always used a little gun oil and some really really fine steel wool, applied with a light touch. It worked for him, but I’ve always been too chicken to use steel wool on my guns.
davetex, that is SO cool! Aren’t ya glad you’ve hung on to it for all these years?
And this is my Grandfather before he retired.
He traveled all over Ellis County tending to farmers medical needs. I’m pretty sure he accepted the gun as a barter deal as a lot of his patients didn’t have any money.
Yes, I am glad. I almost sold it a year ago as junk!!??
Now I have a great project.
Thanks for the info. Trying the cloth and oil this evening.
As soon as I take the dogs out one more time, and settle them down for the night, I’ll give y’all a range report and a couple of pictures of my recent purchase.
Thanks for the ping frog!
I noticed that mylife has been slacking off a little over the last couple of weeks. :)
Thanks to the advice of my FReeper friends here on the Gun Talk Radio thread, I went ahead and got that slug gun I was looking at.
Will put up some pics here in a moment.
Looking forward to it deo!!
Hey, sf, thanks for the ping. Just getting in from chores and rain. Better late than never.
Wouldn’t bronze wool be better than steel wool?
Some people swear by Kroil or Eezox, but I have never tried either one.
That 97 is sweet.
I've bore sighted it with a laser but haven't had time to get it out to the range yet. I've read a number of stories of guys using this gun and Remington "AccuTip" sabot slugs to consistently bring deer down at more than 200 yards.
It's only September and I've already got buck fever!
The last photo is a little blurry. Was just trying to show the porting.
ooops! I just sucked down all the bandwidth from here to California with my oversize pictures.
That should take down your average deer with no problem.
How heavy is it?
Glocks are dishwasher safe :-)
Can you use modern shotgun shells in a gun that age?
Yep, I bet some really fine bronze wool would do the trick, and not leave a trace of its’ use behind.
With the scope it’s about 8 lbs.
(Seems heavier than that when you pick it up.)
Grocery store run.
That is a very nice slug gun. I like it and would have bought it too.
As far as using modern shot shells in a 97, I did 35 years ago. And I’ve read 2 3/4 light load shells should be fine.
I doubt I’ll be shooting it anyway, I just want to fix it up real nice. Make my Grandpa proud.
I had walked throught almost the whole gun show, and was about to give up, when I spotted a seller with a used CZ82, which of course is chambered in 9x18 Makarov. Long story short, it's now mine.
Fuzzy, cause I tried to get too close with a cheap camera! lol
Deo, you got a heck of a sweet deal on the CZ.
The holster looks brand new too.
Here's the first 10 rounds I ever fired from this little CZ. It took a little getting used to matching up "point of aim" with "point of impact", but I was getting better as I went along.
From 7 yards, offhand, with Fiocchi ball ammo.
You’re gonna love that CZ82.
As you’ve already learned, they are very easy to shoot and very accurate.
Looks like center mass to me. Good job deo.
Thanks! One thing that will help is brighter sights. The paint was old and faded. I carefully removed the old paint, and re-did the sights. I didn’t have any white, but I had a vial of Hi-visibilty yellow, and it actually stands out quite well. Can’t wait to get back the the range for some more practice, but I already know that I am definitely happy I made the buy!
That’s the one I believe both mylife and 50cal have.
I hear they are very reasonable.
I’m very leery of Silver Bear ammo now. I used to buy the Silver Bear hollow points regularly from AIM Surplus. A few months ago at the range I had a squib round and didn’t know it. Everything cycled just fine. I fired the next round which then pushed the squib round out of the barrel. Unfortunately, it ended up bulging the barrel.
Needless to say, that was it for that CZ. I loved it so much though that I went ahead and bought another one.
I fired hundreds of rounds of Silver Bear through my first CZ without any problems. I’m going to error on the side of caution from now on and use different brands (recently bought 5 boxes of PPU at a decent price at AIM and they have a brass case).
I hate that for you. Good info though. Thanks for passing it along. I'll bear it in mind when I'm ammo shopping.
Gonna call it a night guys. Take care everyone!
Take care Deo.
Thanks to all for stopping by.
A CZ 82 is a good pistol at $200.
$1200 for a CZ75B is ridiculous. I would pay $450~$500 for the CZ75
Both are fine pistols
Hey Frog thanks for standing in.
I have a bit of a family dilemma that is distracting me, and the football season is also encroaching on the GT thread.
Anytime you want me to post the thread, feel free to give me a heads up an hour or two ahead of time. I’m usually home on Sun. night, but not always.