Okay, I would like to begin with an apology. If this has been covered in another thread, I couldn't find it via "search." I acquired a Maadi AK (1993, ACC/Intrac), and the interior has a few rust spots. Removing the rust (surface rust; I don't see pitting) with steel wool is a little difficult, given the cramped interior of the rifle. All the rust is inside, but is only little pin-sized spots on the receiver walls, and a few larger blemishes around the feed ramp; it isn't a whole lot of rust. I've successfully removed the rust from the receiver walls, but the cramped space around the feed ramp makes it difficult. I'm looking at using a deblued/derusting chemical stripper to use on the rust (forgot the name; it is in the gun section at Bi-Mart). I realize this will take off the finish on the interior. What is the interior finish? Is it blued? Do I Duracoat or Gun-kote the interior? I figure I'll do the rest of the rifle, as well. For some reason, I cannot find an answer to whether or not I coat the interior of an AK when Duracoating or Gun-koteing. What is the best method for stripping the rifle of its finish? If I could afford it, I'd give it to a gunsmith, so I'm looking for cheap and easy. At first glance, the pictures look pretty bad, but it isn't so bad in person. I think the camera really brings out the discoloration via reflection. The rust is only on the surface, some of the finish has come off, and I think my putting gun oil on it has made it more reflective. The rifle, as a whole, is in good shape. I just think, because the rust is in various "nooks and crannies" that the chemical option would be best for the situation? EDIT: Stock finally gave way and came out. Took a hammer and screwdriver, but it came out.