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Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by slayer, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    A guy I work with is selling some guns. Two of them were model 94 30-30's. Since I don't have any lever actions and really haven't wanted one since I had an AD in my dads truck a long time ago. However, for the price I figured why not. It's a 1966 model. Not a pre-'64 but I figure I did ok on the price.
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  2. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Besides that tiny bit of rust that gun looks in terrific shape
    Good job
     

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    Congrats on the lever gun!
    I really enjoy mine at the range.
     
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    It's got a little rust but the stock looks 100 %
    The stock on my 1994 doesn't look that good.
     
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  5. slayer

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    I believe I can get the rust off with some steel wool and hoppes.

    Thanks! I have to get dies before I can take it out.
     
  6. slayer

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    There are a couple small dings but nothing too major.
     
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    I had one of those post '64 Model 94s many years back and the receiver rusted the same way as yours in the post. There isn't much you can do to hide the rust damage. These had cast iron steel plated receivers. The iron couldn't be blued, so a very thin plating of steel was put over them to allow them to be blued. IMHO, I'd suggest a baking lacquer or a Cera-Kote finish.
     
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    Very nice. That should clean up easily.
     
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    Slayer, sometimes steel wool will remove biuing, so you have to be careful with it. Something that works better is; Big 45 Frontier Cleaner. It removes the rust and doesn't affect the bluing. Use it with hoppes. Like Twicwpop posted the bluing process on the post 94's was done differently, but i think the Big 45 cleaner will still work.
     
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    Just clean it up, and shoot it. The little rust that is there won't hurt a thing.
     
  11. slayer

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    As long as I can keep it off I'll be happy.

    Thanks, I'll have to check into that.

    I have to get dies first :(
     
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    I used to buy the cheap Federal ammo at WalMart for around $9 a box.
     
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    That :( should be a :)! You have a reason to be reloading more ammo!
     
  14. howlnmad

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    I'm anxious to see what kind of load you work up. Any ideas yet?
     
  15. slayer

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    I could do that but, I'd rather load my own. It's only 16 degrees right now so I'm not in too big of a rush lol.

    I have a big :D. I just normally have the components I need before buying a rifle. I jumped the gun on this purchase :p:D:D