Rust between buttstock and lower?

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Rust between buttstock and lower?

Post by MikeFL86 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:06 pm

After an hour long shooting session at an outdoor range yesterday I noticed that one of the back pins on my FAL had developed some surface rust. There was also some in the tiny gap where the buttstock meets the receiver. Should I take the stock off and poke around for more of it? How much metal is hidden in the stock anyway? Also, what's a good corrosion resistant finish?
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Re: Rust between buttstock and lower?

Post by hurricanecharlie » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:52 pm

what is the finish on your gun?
who made it?
is it kept in a/c?
what are you using for rust preventative
or oil?
if you are taking proper care you should not have rust
remember going from a/c to hot humid will cause condensation

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Re: Rust between buttstock and lower?

Post by MikeFL86 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:57 pm

hurricanecharlie wrote:what is the finish on your gun?
who made it?
is it kept in a/c?
what are you using for rust preventative
or oil?
if you are taking proper care you should not have rust
remember going from a/c to hot humid will cause condensation

It's an STG-58 built on a Coonan receiver. The lower looks like it has standard military bluing. God only knows how old it is. The finish of the barrel and all that is similar to the lower but no rust. No rust on the receiver, either.

I do keep it in a dehumidified safe in my room, which is always air conditioned. It's never gotten any rust when it's in the safe or the house. I only get some when I take it to the outdoor range.

For rust preventative I just use some gun oil. Should I be coating those areas in something else? Grease maybe?
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