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2 years 4 weeks ago, 8:58 PM

cbxjeff

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Ultrasonic Cleaners

Any of you folks use one? I have a couple of antique pistols that I can't move the slide (or anything for that matter). I had them in Kroil for months and that wasn't enough. I think my last chance is a ultrasonic cleaner. I see one that is large enough and the specs say 200 watts & 40KHz. Is this reasonable or just a toy? Also, I'm not dealing just with rust here. One of the pieces has a brass frame and slide. Any suggestions guys?
Thanks,

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2 years 4 weeks ago, 11:19 PM

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When it comes to pieces in that condition the first stop is a top flight machine shop, with any luck it will be a gunsmith.
Do Not allow them to wander off with your gun in their hands, don't let them experiment.
Sod buster, hayseed, shade tree hicks are the last thing you need.
It's better to leave the guns in the condition they are in now and keep looking for some one who knows the solution.
Bad advice is worse than doing nothing.

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2 years 4 weeks ago, 12:32 AM

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Thanks dc. These aren't really valuable pistols but are very old and somewhat valuable to me. It's too late tonight, but I'll post just what they are later. We old guys need our sleep!

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2 years 4 weeks ago, 9:22 AM

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G'Morning Jeff

Log Cabin maple syrup cans were not worth a cent when I was a kid, everyone had them outside, playing with them in the dirt.
I'd like to have kept one.
If a ham-handed man "helps" you but destroys the gun in the process you'd likely prefer them in the current condition.
How's it up north, plenty of snow in Indy?

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2 years 4 weeks ago, 11:31 AM

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me out when I tried to click "send", when I clicked the "back" button and when I came here GRRRRR!!!!!!!
Yep, those are great display pieces whether the action is rusted solid or not.
My old Stevens "Favorite" is in terrible condition, deep rust pits, sloppy worn out parts and just a trace of rifling. It will never shoot again but I can't bear to part with it.
:<)

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