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Old 09-03-2020, 09:27 PM
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Do a search for this. It's more aggressive than than bronze wool but still won't hurt the bluing. I had a couple with rust blooms. I used CLP and these pads. I would lightly rub with the pad, then use my finger to feel for smooth steel. If I felt any surface rust, I would scrub some more.
As mentioned, scraping with a brass cartridge case works. So does using a pre-1982 pure copper penny.
If you use bronze wool (works too, but takes more time on thicker rust), make sure you use a magnet to ensure it's not just bronze plated steel.
With patience, you can significantly improve the look of a rusty gun.
Good luck!
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