Rusty 1911

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  1. woulf

    woulf New Member

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    Got a Taurus 1911 with a bit of surface rust on the mag release, hammer, slide release, a bit on the mainspring housing. (I think that's all, it's been awhile since I looked at it.)

    Would it be more efficient to replace those parts or just refinish it? Eventually I hope to get rid of it and replace it with something else, so I'm just looking for a painless method.
     


  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Surface rust will come off easy with some oil and steel wool.Pull the parts off and oil them up heavily and wipe off to see if you need to use the wool.Just make sure the wool is heavily soaked with oil and rub lightly or you will remove the paint.After wiping down the parts you can coat them with some Cold blue and that should fix your problem.I would not spend a lot on it if you are going to sell it so the cold blue is optional.Hope this helps you as I had this problem and it worked for me.The parts would run about $120.
     
  3. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    I've been told before that 0000 steel wool and to make sure it isn't stainless steel wool. otherwise proceed as mac79912 has said.
     
  4. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    juwaba is right on the money.Sorry I brain farted and forgot to state that.
     
  5. woulf

    woulf New Member

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    Roger that, picked up some 0000 steel wool and a tube of (forgot the name) that's supposed to help remove the rust. Will try it at some point this weekend.:banger:
     
  6. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

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    Just remember that bluing is a form of rust, so don't use something like Naval Jelly since it will remove the bluing as well. Four aught steel wool and any kind of oil will work. Don't rub too hard or you will polish the area so that it does not match the rest of the gun.
     
  7. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    let us know how it turns out.:D
     
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