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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Thanks, Nuno! Both my T38 and T99 Arisakas started in similar condition and cleaned up nicely.

    I wanted to share something embarrassing. I left my M1917 rifle on my desk in my bedroom at my parents' house for a week. My parents' hate using the air conditioning so it tends to be kind of humid there... This is what happened :
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    A gently massaged the rust away with 0000 steel wool soaked in CLP gun oil. I am definitely pissed at myself for letting it happen, but there was little damage done:
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    A lot of people are scared of using 0000 steel wool. Keep in mind that I used it with VERY LITTLE pressure... I did NOT scrub the metal with the wool.
    That happened in a week? That is bad.
    But a week isnt enough time to leave marks. so it all turned out ok.

    I have started work on the Mannlicher, all of the barrel rust as come off....except for the crest area. Its very pitted.

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    The barrel is coming along nicely.
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    But this area makes me sad, there isnt much i can do here.
    This is the result of 23 years in poor storage.
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    Great work on all restorations shown here! Its a shame about the pitting on the crown area Nuno, but still WAY better than it was before - this is fantastic work!

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    Quote by MG42 cra View Post
    Great work on all restorations shown here! Its a shame about the pitting on the crown area Nuno, but still WAY better than it was before - this is fantastic work!
    Hi, thank you for the kind reply.

    I wish to present an almost brand new 1898 Portuguese contract Steyr Mannlicher, with all matching numbers.
    Still not finished yet......
    I have dismantled her and i was surprised with the simplicity of the thing. Its almost a kids toy.
    All internals were in great shape, only needed to be oiled up and ready to go.

    I have waxed the stock twice. Tomorow she will receive a third coat of wax and then applyed wood products to make the stock shine.
    And a bit more cleaning on the barrel.
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    The mannlicher is completed, greasing her will be the next step.

    I have started today on the Kropatschek, and im seeing s lot of problems.
    The screws are completely stuck and the bolt is refusing to come off.

    And im only starting.

    This will be a challenge.

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    The Mannlicher has just been delivered to the owner.
    He was very satisfied and happy with results.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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    Good job! I have used the same steel wool and oil combination on a number of rifles with surface rust and it's surprising that, if not overdone, it does not harm the bluing, Ray

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    I am proud to say that i have finally finished the work on the 1886 Kropatschek.
    The metal was very pitted and what could, all the marks are now showing.
    But what i love is the wood, the original Austrian and Portuguese stamps are there and showing and it looks beautiful.
    I hope to have a satisfied customer.

    Cheers
    Nuno
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