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I have an old Sears and Roebuck .22 rifle...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by andrew cochran, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. andrew cochran

    andrew cochran G&G Newbie

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    It is very accurate and the stock is in almost perfect condition. It is probubly my most accurate .22. However it has some rust on the bolt and internal hammer. How can I remedy this?


     
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  2. rondog

    rondog G&G Evangelist

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    If there's no finish to damage or worry about, you can probably get it off with steel wool, then clean and oil it real good. If you can't get to all of the rust, there's a chemical called Ospho (phosphoric acid) that you can get at Ace Hardware that is a rust converter. It changes rust from Iron Oxide to Iron Phosphate, and stops it cold.

    It will turn the rust black, however. And don't get it on any blued surfaces! Bluing is actually a form of rust, and the phosphoric acid will strip it off. People have ruined guns by putting Naval Jelly on them to get rust off, it takes the bluing completely off.
     
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    BaserRonin G&G Evangelist

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    If you have a Bluing Kit, those always come with a blue/Rust remover. Birchwood
    I have used it on basket cases that needed touching up anyway. Like Ron said though, rust removers will also remove bluing.
    Otherwise I like steel wool as well.
     
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  4. andrew cochran

    andrew cochran G&G Newbie

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    The gun really dosen't need reblueing except the reciever which looks ok to me. I guess I'll disassemble it and use some steel wool on it. Will a soapy pad work?
     
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    BaserRonin G&G Evangelist

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    It's worth a shot, certainly not going to hurt anything


    Woo! I am a Senior Member now. neat
     
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    Deep13 G&G Evangelist

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    Is that the single-shot model with positive safety? My friend has a Sears model like that.
     
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    Yep, sure is! The safety comes on every time you pull the bolt back.
     
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  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    If you can give us the model number stamped on it, we can cross-reference it to the actual manufacturer. Sears sold rifles from many makers under their 'house name'.
     
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  9. andrew cochran

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    Model lol 2830
     
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    Andrew have your ever heard on Flinz or Semi Crome ? This stuff would be a good treatment to put on the bolt to perty it up a lot.
    If you had a small wire wheel brush to chuck into a hand drill or better a drill press you can really do a good job on that bolt.
    I bought a 3 piece el cheapo set at Big Lots and I would imagine Wal Mart has them in the tool section.
    Some auto parts stores have a cheapo tool bin with the same 3 ps. set of round wire brush wheels that have the arbor permenantly made on to them, the wire is fine and brass plated I think.
    Where eye protection when useing because some of the wires will fly off.
     
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    andrew cochran G&G Newbie

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    I have seen them at Walmart before. Next time I go in there I look for some of them. That should shine it up nicly!
     
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    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    Hmmm . . . I don't find mention of a Model 2830 - could it be a 283D?
    Is it bolt action or semi-auto?
    Tube magazine, or detachable box?

    Got a pic?
     
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    I don't currently have a camera. It is modle 2830, I looked at it with a magnifying glass to be sure. It is a bolt action single shot.
     
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