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Question Rust on the breech, can i fix? (pic)

When I moved back from Vegas i didn't take the gun out for months, and i guess it got dried up and formed a little surface rust on the breech. I use some Break Free oil and got most of the stuff off the top, but still want to clean this all the way up.

I picked up some Naval Jelly this morning and was hoping it combined with something like a terry cloth would be able to remove the rest of this.

I'd rather just get a new barrel, but $193 for one just doesn't sound appealing.
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With? That picture is with about an hour of brushing/cleaning with Break Free. I'm really just scared of taking anything off of it unnecessarily.
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Word. I'll go pick some up here in a few since i'm actually off work for once.
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oiling your parts really helps too. Jesus

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When I moved back from Vegas i didn't take the gun out for months, and i guess it got dried up and formed a little surface rust on the breech. I use some Break Free oil and got most of the stuff off the top, but still want to clean this all the way up.

I picked up some Naval Jelly this morning and was hoping it combined with something like a terry cloth would be able to remove the rest of this.

I'd rather just get a new barrel, but $193 for one just doesn't sound appealing.
I can't really see any issues, need a better picture. You can clean that up without any problem. Dip it in a mild acid, vinegar will work, over night. Put some foam ear plugs in each side of the barrel first. When you pull it out, lay some sand paper on a flat surface, like glass, and sand the barrel down to remove the pitting.

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oiling your parts really helps too. Jesus

The gun stays oiled. I bought it when i lived up in vegas, had it stored for 6 months without firing it, then moved back to texas and apparently the humidity got to it.

Some break free clp, a rag, and a tiny bit of 320 and i got it right back to looking dandy.
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Take it to a gun range and have them clean it. Peace of mind for $50.

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I got it pretty damned clean today. I forgot my camera back in Dallas or i'd post a pic.
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Take it to a gun range and have them clean it. Peace of mind for $50.
You absolutely joking me, right? You'll pay someone $50 to clean your own handgun? That's insane.

I'm sure you can find someone to wipe your ass for you, for enough cash.

Holy hell.

Edit: I'll be in D/FW in April. You bring me as many hand guns as you want. $40 full cleaning.
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You absolutely joking me, right? You'll pay someone $50 to clean your own handgun? That's insane.

I'm sure you can find someone to wipe your ass for you, for enough cash.

Holy hell.

Edit: I'll be in D/FW in April. You bring me as many hand guns as you want. $40 full cleaning.
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I wouldn't. But someone who is not sure how to clean one, and is stressing over it, could benefit from it. The range near me does full strip down and cleaning for $35. They also have an ultrasonic cleaning too.

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I wouldn't. But someone who is not sure how to clean one, and is stressing over it, could benefit from it. The range near me does full strip down and cleaning for $35. They also have an ultrasonic cleaning too.
that's a field strip, take off the slide, barrel, clean, reassemble. For a true cleaning, you take every damn part of the gun into the tiny pieces that make up the trigger, magazine, double action, etc. That would be an expensive job.

I've done some competition shooters gun, where I disassembled the whole thing and polished every single little piece and then meticulously checked clearances and adjusted for smoother operation - that would run you about $300 bucks. But once you're done that baby is as smooth as glass, every single piece.
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