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    removing solder from barrel

    A looong time ago on a thread that wasn't started by me, I asked about removing solder on a barrel left from a front sight.
    There was an extremely helpful reply and I thought I had it noted down somewhere.
    Nope. haven't got around to trying it out otherwise I would've remembered it. Looked back through my old posts but they have been automatically archived/deleted as a matter of course and storage protocols (that's my guess) on the forum.
    Anyone out there know what the method was?

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    It says your join date was Jan last year, so maybe post might still be found under your previous username?

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    Funnily enough. Heat.
    Depending if soft solder or silver solder will depend how much. Plumbers torch should do. get it flowed then wipe with rag.

    You can buy desolder pastes and fluxes that may help if it's stubborn. They're also likely to spoil bluing if spilled.

    Buff with steel wool after, and refinish.

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    flux and solder braid will get rid of most of it, then heat and a meths rag

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    Get yourself a Big45 cleaning pad - much better than steel wool and doesnt affect the blue. Also doesnt leave little bits of steel in the cracks and crevices to go rusty.

    Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner | Remove Rust from Gun Bluing and Clean Dirty Gun Bores Easy!

    There is a NZ agent , cant recall who.....
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    @Cigar Nope this has been my only username. My posts only go back 12 months or so the rest are gone as I have mentioned.
    Cheers everyone. it was going to be heat and a damp rag to get rid of whats left which isn't a lot really.
    The rest is handy to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    Get yourself a Big45 cleaning pad - much better than steel wool and doesnt affect the blue. Also doesnt leave little bits of steel in the cracks and crevices to go rusty.

    Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner | Remove Rust from Gun Bluing and Clean Dirty Gun Bores Easy!

    There is a NZ agent , cant recall who.....
    Workshop innovation

    https://workshopinnovation.co.nz/pro...erMetalCleaner

 

 

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