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Old 01-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a fairly new stainless steel barrel gun that has developed a small amount of rust on the barrell in a few places. Has anyone else had this problem? what is best thing to do to clean material off? Its not the normal kind of rust you see on blued rifles.
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Who is the manufacturer of the gun, if it is stainless, and rusting, it isn't quality SS. If it is a quality manufacturer (Rem, Ruger, Winchester, etc.), I would send it back and have them replace it.
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Thompson Center Encore. I have noticed several others doing same thing.
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I would complain to the company. T/C should be better than that. You didn't pay as much as you did for a SS rifle, just to have it rust, even if it is only a little bit.
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I agree. I just talked to customer service rep for them and he said there barrels and frames are not totally SS. Said they have some alloys in them as well. Said a very fine emory cloth with oil takes it right off or they will refinish it for 40.00 if you wish to send it to them. Seems like nothing anymore is made of quality stuff. Thanks for the help.
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I agree. I just talked to customer service rep for them and he said there barrels and frames are not totally SS. Said they have some alloys in them as well. Said a very fine emory cloth with oil takes it right off or they will refinish it for 40.00 if you wish to send it to them. Seems like nothing anymore is made of quality stuff. Thanks for the help.
I don't think any gun barrels are actually made from 100% "stainless" steel. I'd use steel wool first, before resorting to the emery cloth...that's how you get rust off of a Blued gun anyway.
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Thompson Center Encore. I have noticed several others doing same thing.
My T/C Encore Pro Hunter frame has a little rust on it. The muzzle loader barrel (also from T/C) has some rust on it. My .260 barrel is from Match Grade Machine and has no rust on it. I'm kind of disappointed, I'll have to break out the steel wool, I guess.
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Although SS will take much more abuse than standard steel it still must be cleaned regularly and properly maintained or it will rust regaurdless of the quality. I like to use a product call "Flitz" it is the best i have seen on stainless steal. It should do the trick as long as it's only surface rust.
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My encore does the same,but other SS guns ive owned have not.I guess it could be a lesser grade metal.The MGM 35w Whelen barrel never rusted that i had ?
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Although SS will take much more abuse than standard steel it still must be cleaned regularly and properly maintained or it will rust regaurdless of the quality. I like to use a product call "Flitz" it is the best i have seen on stainless steal. It should do the trick as long as it's only surface rust.
+1 on flitz . buy the time you pay shipping it will cost 100 dollars . sent a grey hawk back . still gets spots if not oiled . ss resists rust not prevents .
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