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    Problem With Guns Rusting

    Hello all,
    I have had problems with my guns rusting when I campaign. Is there any tips or tricks that you guys use to solve this problem when you guys are campaigning?
    Thanks in advance.
    Keegan Gregory Campbell

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Three tips : oil, oil and oil. My preferred oil is olive.

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    calconfederate Guest

    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Synthetic sperm whale oil seems to work pretty good too.

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    It's only light surface rust. Just wipe it off and thoroughly clean and oil when you get home. My haversack rag is so greasy and nasty that wiping it down with that usually prevents any rust!
    Patrick M. Ferringer

    Governor Guards
    SCAR

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    As already stated, oiling is #1 in keeping away surface rust.

    Honestly I use modern items when I get home from a rainy event. In my area it's rained at almost every event I've been to this year, and having my musket start to rust every time does indeed get annoying. Take care of small spots with something like steel wool, I've also had much success with "S.O.S." pads in the cleaning isle when it gets more than a spot here and there. Just make sure to oil it up afterwards.

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Am I the only one wondering is some of the questions posted on here are serious?
    Craig L Barry
    Editor, The Watchdog, a non-profit 501[c]3
    Co-author (with David Burt) Suppliers to the Confederacy
    Author, The Civil War Musket: A Handbook for Historical Accuracy
    Member, Company of Military Historians

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Hallo!

    "Am I the only one wondering is some of the questions posted on here are serious? '

    No.

    However, "we" will err on the side of "No question is stupid." blended with helping Newcomers and Beginners on the road to "Authentic Campaigning" even when they make be Troll Posts posted for effect or really Newbie type questions.
    Unlike the Dark Ages of Times Past when previous incarnations of the AC "were not designed with the Beginner in mind" and some of the AC membership and Mod Staff were well known for keeping things on the "Hardcore/Authentic" end of the continuum to the point of heavy-handedness and ruthlessness.

    In the era of the "Kindler, Gentler AC' and the following "Under New Management" postings are now encouraged and supported where previously they would have been hounded or publically and privately ridiculed to other Boards.

    Curt
    In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

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    calconfederate Guest

    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Schmidt View Post
    Hallo!

    "Am I the only one wondering is some of the questions posted on here are serious? '

    No.

    However, "we" will err on the side of "No question is stupid." blended with helping Newcomers and Beginners on the road to "Authentic Campaigning" even when they make be Troll Posts posted for effect or really Newbie type questions.
    Unlike the Dark Ages of Times Past when previous incarnations of the AC "were not designed with the Beginner in mind" and some of the AC membership and Mod Staff were well known for keeping things on the "Hardcore/Authentic" end of the continuum to the point of heavy-handedness and ruthlessness.

    In the era of the "Kindler, Gentler AC' and the following "Under New Management" postings are now encouraged and supported where previously they would have been hounded or publically and privately ridiculed to other Boards.

    Curt
    I agree, sounds like a legitimate newbie question to me. If a new recruit isn't getting good advise from his unit or clear guidelines from his organization, what better place than this web site to learn something?

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    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    Written by a soldier in the 9th Va. Inf on pickett duty in Suffolk, Va.

    "My musket, my only friend, I have to keep dry consequently that gets the largest share of my blanket. "

    Are you keeping your musket out of the weather at night?
    Jim Mayo
    Portsmouth Rifles, Company G, 9th Va. Inf.

    CW Show and Tell Site
    http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/j_mayo/index.html

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    calconfederate Guest

    Re: Problem With Guns Rusting

    To keep my 1842 rust free in the field I always carry an emery cloth, steel wool, and plenty of oil.

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