Joined: 14 May 2007
Location: Gallatin, TN
Real Name: Jason W. Gatliff
|Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:42 pm Post subject: Degreasing Antique Gun Parts
|If you collect antique guns or repair them, then you know how greasy they can be. Hardened gunk can freeze locks, triggers, spring, etc. Makes them unmoveable at best. I soak all such parts in GUM OUT carburetor cleaner. Yes, I know it's not authentic, but it WORKS.
Spray a good coat of foam on the parts and LEAVE IT ALONE for a couple of days. Wash off with clear water.
I have yet to see any etching of metal and it doesn't hurt any patina to speak of. This might work on antique traps as well, but I haven't tried it.
Submitted by: Pete - firstname.lastname@example.org on January 24, 2004
Jason W. Gatliff