Rusty Ruger MkII 22/45 rescue

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Rusty Ruger MkII 22/45 rescue

Post by bgreenea3 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:57 am

Last night I spent some time refinishing a freind's 22/45 who had stoered it in her damp basement.... in a pistol rug... for the last 6-8 months :(

I had previously repaired it after her brother broke the bushing, hammer pin, and rear sight blade attempting to clear some sort of "jam"

unfortunately I did not snapa any before pics because I just couldn't let the poor thing set any longer without a good coat of oil. but there were rust freckles all over the upper assembly.

I started out with a good detail srtip, clean, lube and reassemble.
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thenI stripped the bluing with Birchwood casey's "bluing and rust remover"
and gave the metal a good sanding and polish with 800 grit and 00 steel wool.

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then after a good degreasing I reblued with Birchwood casey's "Super Blue" and touched up later with "perma Blue"

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i think it came out quite good. :thumbs up:
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Post by stork » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:08 pm

Way to go, nice job!

It's frustrating when folks treat firearms like a chunk of iron.

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Post by Bullseye » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:29 pm

You definitely rescued that poor 22/45. Great Job!

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Post by Georgezilla » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:58 pm

Awesome. That bluing looks great.

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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks, my friend was happy with it, she said it looked like new.
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