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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by CastleFox, May 31, 2009.
If you shined it up the way you want, just oil it and you're good to go. The barrel is steel, so oil will protect it. I'm sure somebody will chime in that you ruined the barrel, it'll rust if you look at it wrong, etc. but I have done 5 barrels so far on my guns, and none has any rust issues. My oldest has been naked for over 4 years. Just think about it, most Colt semi autos have unblued, carbon steel barrels, and you don't hear anyone complaining about rust, or any other problems. So, oil it, put it in your gun, and enjoy.
Thanks so much! I feel much better! I polished her up and will keep her well oiled! :thumbup:
Here She is!
CastleFox instead of using oil that might attract dust to your barrel you might want to consider using a quality, museum grade paste wax instead. Here is a link.
Wow! Cool! I didn't know anything like that was around! I'll check it out!
I thought the barrel was for a semi auto. In your case, I would agree that a good wax, like Renaissance Wax, would work well for you,
You could also shoot a duracoat clear on it to keep it looking the way it is and also protect it.
I actually have 5 coats of stain, 3 coats of polyurethane. You think I should do a coat of Clear Duracoat also? I have some.
So did i miss something here? you have stain and polyurathane on a gun barrel? might not be a good idea to fire that thing.
I think you did a really nice job on that gun it looks nice, i think it would be a good idea to put a good firearm finish on the metal parts of the gun or you may be sorry in the long run.
No No No. On the WOOD stock ONLY!
Oh now i feel stupid that gun looks great I wouldn't do anything else,:thumbup: