Need help with my winchester 30-30

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  1. Kshack90

    Kshack90
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    I have a 1969 winchester model 94 golden spike bicentennial. It was a gift from my grandpa and the gold appears to be tarnished. The rifle is very well kept and I am thinking what looks like tarnish is actually just old gun oil. I am scared to try to polish it with a compound for fear the gold will flake any tips on how to clean it.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98
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    Denatured alcohol and a very soft cloth to remove any oil. Simichrome polish if you want it to really shine.
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Gold does not tarnish
     
  4. Velzey

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    I second the denatured alcohol, or straight acetone. Use a very soft cloth! WD40 leaves a heck of a mess when it dries and gets old...looks like tarnish

    I would not use any kind of polish, cuz once its scratched your hosed..so be careful.
     
  5. ogre

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    Pure gold does not tarnish. Gold alloys can and do tarnish depending on the alloy and the environment.
     

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