S&W 22 - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2020, 09:20 AM
Mongo40
US Army Veteran

Join Date: 
Aug 2011
Location: 
SW Oklahoma
Posts: 
10
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
S&W 22



Log in to see fewer ads
My son in law brought this over yesterday, his grandma gave it to him this weekend it belonged to his great grandpa, really rough shape but shot good, could use a good cleaning and I've got some stuff to kill the rust, it was really neglected over the years I'd like to know what ya'll would do to clean it up just get ride of the rust and maybe some cold blue to touch it back up or would it be worth have it professionally cleaned an hot blued, plus I don't want to hurt the worth of it, not that he'd ever get rid of it as it belonged to his Great grandpa. Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg S&W 22.jpg (97.7 KB, 317 views)

Last edited by Mongo40; 02-03-2020 at 09:23 AM. Reason: forgot pic
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2020, 09:46 AM
243winxb
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2016
Location: 
USA
Posts: 
77
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Kill rust, clean , shoot as is.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2020, 04:11 PM
Andyinlz

Join Date: 
Jan 2018
Posts: 
15
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Beware

Bluing is just fancy rust.

So, anything chemical that will remove rust will also remove the remainder of the bluing!

Do some research and go slowly.

I would start with a soak in Kroil.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 02-03-2020, 05:21 PM
'ol shooter's Avatar
'ol shooter is online now
NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Oct 2010
Location: 
So Cal
Posts: 
9,192
TPC Rating: 
100% (130)
Oil with 4-0 steel wool carefully going over the metal without rubbing hard, you may be surprised how good it looks afterward. There are gunsmiths that specialize in restoration, although it is not inexpensive.
__________________
Bob B.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2020, 05:43 PM
Camster

Join Date: 
Sep 2003
Posts: 
14,311
TPC Rating: 
99% (55)
Combat masterpiece

Little that you can do to now hurt the value. The damage has been done.
Remove the grips and have at it. Rust remover, 0000 wool (bronze?) and oil.
When it's cleaned up and surface oil cleaned off, perhaps some good cold blue.

Before you do anything, you might ask a local gunsmith about doing a reblue.

(S&W won't touch a gun that old, btw)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2020, 08:28 PM
lscocoa
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2016
Location: 
Dubuque ,Iowa
Posts: 
162
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I agree with 0000 steel wool and plenty of oil on the gun and wool . Lightly rub over gun to remove the rust. This should remove rust even from any pits without hurting the blueing. Iíve done this and it worked for me , just be gentle and take your time. I lightly cold blued the one I did because of some of the pits were deep and I wanted a little more rust protection . Great grampaís gun looks to have been used but somewhere it got maybe forgotten about ,but maybe itís looks and multiple family generationís of use give it character and history. Clean and enjoy !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2020, 09:06 PM
Mike_AK
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Feb 2007
Posts: 
2,020
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
I went with a bead blast and blue on my old Model 15. It was not anywhere near as bad condition as your .22 Combat Masterpiece, but bead blasting can hide a multitude of sins. If it were mine, that's what I would do.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg F2D5C004-B839-472D-91DB-BD5A1AE7428D_1_201_a.jpg (599.4 KB, 15 views)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2020, 09:33 PM
matchgrade
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2015
Location: 
Blue Ridge of VA
Posts: 
439
TPC Rating: 
100% (11)
Before you break out the steel wool try a Frontier Big 45 cleaning pad. Give it a good scrub with some oil. It will remove the rust without scratching the bluing. Nice old 5 - screw!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Andyinlz

Join Date: 
Jan 2018
Posts: 
15
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Chore Boy

You actually want to use pure copper Chore Boy.

Check it with a magnet, as some versions are plated steel.

Any use of steel wool, etc. can leave behind fragments that will rust---thus defeating your purpose.

Take your time, research, and--above all--"Do No Harm".
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-04-2020, 11:51 AM
aarondhgraham's Avatar
aarondhgraham
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2009
Location: 
Stillwater, OK
Posts: 
1,605
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
How is the bore?

How is the bore?

Does it look like the outside?

Aarond

.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-04-2020, 12:21 PM
arjay's Avatar
arjay is online now

Join Date: 
Apr 2005
Location: 
Colorado
Posts: 
1,313
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Pull the grips and soak it for a few days in a sealed container of acetone and automatic transmission fluid,then work on it with a frontier big 45 pad. Donít use any rust removers on it,theyíll remove the bluing too and donít use steel wool on it either
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-07-2020, 01:30 PM
OldChief
US Air Force Veteran Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2016
Location: 
CA
Posts: 
118
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
You've received a lot of suggestions. I've used the steel wool with oil with good results. It's hard to tell from the picture but does it have deep pitting from the rust? If it does, I'd consider the bead blast suggestion. If it's more or less just surface rust then clean it off the best you can and then decide if you want to go further. That's a real nice old revolver and if it were mine, regardless what I did about the finish, I'd want to keep it and shoot it. I bet it brings back great memories of your grandfather. Whatever you do, good luck.

Last edited by OldChief; 02-09-2020 at 01:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-08-2020, 11:21 AM
Mike_AK
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Feb 2007
Posts: 
2,020
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldChief View Post
You've received a lot of suggestions. I've used the steel wool with oil with good results. It's hard to tell from the picture but does it have deep pitting from the rust? If it does, I'd consider the bean blast suggestion. If it's more or less just surface rust then clean it off the best you can and then decide if you want to go further. That's a real nice old revolver and if it were mine, regardless what I did about the finish, I'd want to keep it and shoot it. I bet it brings back great memories of your grandfather. Whatever you do, good luck.
Bean blast? Sounds like me after a couple bowls of chili!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-08-2020, 12:05 PM
gmd1950's Avatar
gmd1950
US Air Force Veteran Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join! GOA Member

Join Date: 
Dec 2006
Location: 
Mebane, NC
Posts: 
53,762
TPC Rating: 
100% (30)
Quote:
Originally Posted by matchgrade View Post
Before you break out the steel wool try a Frontier Big 45 cleaning pad. Give it a good scrub with some oil. It will remove the rust without scratching the bluing. Nice old 5 - screw!
Quote:
Originally Posted by arjay View Post
Pull the grips and soak it for a few days in a sealed container of acetone and automatic transmission fluid,then work on it with a frontier big 45 pad. Donít use any rust removers on it,theyíll remove the bluing too and donít use steel wool on it either
I'll third the Big 45 Pad, just go easy and it will likely turn out better than you think.
__________________
NRA Patron Member/GOA Life *Esse Quam Videri Ya'll*
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-09-2020, 01:32 AM
OldChief
US Air Force Veteran Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2016
Location: 
CA
Posts: 
118
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_AK View Post
Bead blast? Sounds like me after a couple bowls of chili!
Sorry - TYPO!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x