barrel pitting

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  1. Rick12337

    Rick12337 G&G Newbie

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    Just curious how common pitting under the wood line is and how to stop it from getting worse. for now it has been wire brushed out with a coat of black paint. would a light coat of say vaseline or any other grease really keep away?


     
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    Oh I forgot its a 1943 Ichzvek with a Tula barrel.
     
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    A layer of Gun grease should stop any further oxidation...

    Rich
     
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    Ok so I pretty much have the right Idea the vaseline was only temporary.
     
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    If you can remove the action, do so. Then clean up the underside of what ever is pitted. Pick up some ....RIG. Wipe the area down with it and re-install.
    Do this every now and again. Especially if you get rained on. J s/n.
     
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    I already cleaned the pitting and have vaseline on it for now was just curious if I was on the right track. Also notice now that my stock is pretty warped up front?? Might just be a good choice for a sporter the rifling and bore are almost like new or do some of these shoot alright with a funky stock?
     
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    Go to NAPA store, they have a product that when applied neutralizes rust to prevent further rusting and as a bonus it turns the rusted area a dark blue-black.
     
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    Did you buy it used (or not covered in cosmo)? I just havent had any pitting on any of my 91/30's. My M44 parts gun from SOG had some worn bluing though.

    As for sporter, the 43 is very low on the rarity scale, but it was one of the fast produced rifles in the MN line. So if you put together a sporter with the 43, you will see tons of tool marks on the barrel and receiver. If you have a chance take a look at a prewar Tula, very smooth barrel, and in my opinion a bit more attention to detail.
     
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    actualy this is a well machined izchveck with a tula barrel. I think some moisture could have gotten in because the stocks warped and you can see the barrel through a slight gap between handgaurd and stock. I do have a very rough looking 42 but the action is smooth as glass on that just need to clean the heck out of those chambers boy there dirty.
     
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    Rick I'm trying to wrap my head around your Izzy with a Tula barrel. Because the date and plant stamps on the 91/30 are on the barrel over the chamber.

    In all reality either one will do as a sporter, just a matter of aesthetics.
     
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    all I know is the barrel is the only thing tula evreything else has the triangle with an arrow including the reciver tang. what is the best way to clean these chambers the 20ga brush on a drill along with some purple power didnt tuch it much neither did carb cleaner. I read some where at around 42 tula would ship parts and the rest assembled at ichzveck so maybe thats the case. But all aside thats why I bought 2 lol the rough 42 izzy althog porely finnished is very smooth only negative I see is super tight barrel bands and a canted front sight.
     
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    What is the name of this product?:question:
     
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    A whole lot of 91/30s were rearsenaled before they were stored after the Great Patriotic War and again when the Red Army went over to the AK-47 as their main battle rifle. Worn parts were replaced before storage. I suspect your Izzy had a shot-out barrel and it was replaced with a Tula barrel. The Red Army wasn't hipped on keeping rifles all-Tula or all-Izhevsk; as long as it worked, that was all they cared about.
     
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    So is there any fix for a warped stock or should I just shoot it first and see?
     
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    Can you post pics of your rifle and the warping. may make things a bit easier.
     
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    I cant get a good picture of it but seems more my top handgaurd is twisted barrel is barely visible on one side and almost hangs over the other. I refinished it the same as my m44 [​IMG]
     
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    I need to look in my gun case again, it looks like i'm looking at my glenfield 60 and my hungarian m44. oh wait. i've got a Japanese Kmart scope on my glenfield.
     
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    I actualy picked that .22 up for $20 guy said it jams all the time and fires when it wants so figure with a good cleaning and a spring firing pin kit it will be gtg.
     
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    Don't you just love it when you get a bargain like that because of someone else's stupidity?
     
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    I recently cleaned mine before and after; 12 of 14 rounds will fire fine but about 2 per mag will only half extract out of the cylinder. I've only put 2 kinds of ammo thru it since I've owned it. Remington hollow points, and Aguila extra high velocity. I need to try some other ammo and see if it fixes it.
     
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