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#7062086 - 11/10/12 09:22 AM Shotgun chamber rust
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Just picked up an old M-12 in 20 bore and there is a slight ring of rust in the chamber where the brass sits, not really bad but I think it grabs the spent hull sightly on ejection. Gun still cycles fine but dose not throw the spent hull as far as I think it should.

Other than wrapping a brush in steel wool and oil and working it with a drill is there a better way I can remove the rust?

Edited by passport (11/10/12 09:25 AM)
Itís a magazine not a clip......

#7062312 - 11/10/12 11:16 AM Re: Shotgun chamber rust [Re: passport]
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Get yourself a 1/2 wooden dowel and cut a slot in the end. Chuck it in a drill motor. Insert a piece of green Scotch Brite pad in the slot, apply a little oil and go for it.

If I need something a little more aggressive, I use one of these:



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#7079200 - 11/15/12 03:17 PM Re: Shotgun chamber rust [Re: Malm]
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If you want something a bit less aggressive, you might try some Flitz metal polish. Rub it into a patch between your fingers and then wrap the patch around a cleaning mop or brush. Use it by hand or power it with a drill; your choice.

#7079216 - 11/15/12 03:20 PM Re: Shotgun chamber rust [Re: bearbacker]
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Isnt there a tool for this called a honer?

#7080915 - 11/16/12 06:24 AM Re: Shotgun chamber rust [Re: Jericho]
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Originally Posted By: Jericho
Isnt there a tool for this called a honer?
Yep.. A Sunnin (sp?) hone.. For older, cheap shotguns with very rough chambers a Sunnin hone and 500 grit stones will help remove a lot of roughness.. finish up like Malm stated - use a slotted dowel wrapped with wet/dry paper of 360-600 grit..

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