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Bleud barrel from the inside

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Leeman, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Leeman

    Leeman Busy Member

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    I took my polygon barrel to a know gunsmith to be blued, and when i got it the job was fantastic, but then i noticed that the barrel has been blued from the inside as well.
    I just put it onto my new airgun and the pellets group badly at 30 meters

    If any of you had this experience or heard of anybody that had the same thing and know the results please let me know the outcome of his groups.

    After shooting about 40-45 shots from it i decided to clean it and the barrel was really dirty even though it was cleaned before i even went out shooting.

    I hope it cleans and becomes mirror shine like my other barrels and this i hope will improve my groups

    Thank you for all your help.
     
  2. a1gunner

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    i use methaleted spirit to clean out mine if i need to make it squeky clean but normally i shoot a ciggy filter through it thats been oiled.

    just maintains it.
     
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    What calibre you got? or are they small filters?:confuzed:
     
  4. a1gunner

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    they are swan extra slim filters and they fit perfectly into .22

    i shove them into my .177 BSA metior too.
    you cut them in half then roll them till they get thiner
     
  5. Leeman

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    If anybody is interested to know who the great gunsmith is let me know and i will glady tell you.

    I cleaned my barrel 4 to 5 times now with bore cleaner and used many patches ....went shooting today and still pellets group really badly where before at 30 meters there was on hole form a bench rest....now i get just over 1”

    I would love to tell you in this post but i am sure i would get in trouble with Andy if i posted his name.

    You do not have to be a gunsmith to know that you NEVER NEVER blue the inside of the barrel.
    I mean when did anybody buy any airgun and the barrel was blued on the inside.

    I wasted 500 pellets today and i still has this problem i have no idea how to solve this now and i am not a happy man as this guy came highly recommend if you read in the forums....not this one but other forums.

    i guess for a small discount on mods or parts people will say anything...there goes my brand new polygon.

    A1 the way you clean oyur barrel i do not think it is a good way as spirit will dry any of your o-rings...just clean it with bore cleaner and then use oil for barrels when you do not use it so no rust will occur
     
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    i use the spirit verry really and mainly just shoot the filters through.

    havent used the spirit in months but thanks for the heads up:up:
     
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    Bluing is basicly controled corosion.
    Try a brass brush, very slowly and carefully using plenty of oil. If lucky it will repolish the bore, but at least it wont be worse than it is now. Just brush a few times , then use a pull through. Repeat untill it starts to shine.
     
  8. Leeman

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    Thanks for the advice FXpoacher, i will give that a try, i have not other choice.

    Just so you know the barrel was shooting perfectly before i took it to be blued.....i should of mention this at the start.
     
  9. Leeman

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    Forth day of shot testing this barrel.

    Finally it all looks good now after many time of cleaning brushing putting brass brushes with bore cleaning paste.
    The barrel it is still black on the inside and i do not think i will ever see a mirror shine lie my others , but as long as it shoot well i am not happy.

    I am still very angry at the gunsmith, as he wasted a lot of my time pellets ,patches and got me all stressed up.
    All he had to do was cover the two ends of the barrel with a little plastic or paper so no chemicals can go in the bore.

    If the groups were bad today a friend of mine told me to put pain stripper on the brash and very careful run the brash back and forth a few times and leave the paint stripper get rid of the blueing.......anybody knows if this would of worked, just wondering.

    thanks for the help.
     
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    Possibly would cause more corrosion, but might be worth a try!:D
     
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    Birchwood casey make blue remover. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. a1gunner

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    i have read that HP brown sauce actually gets rid of blueing:D
     
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    Every time he fires it after using HP brown sauce, he'll have a uncontrolable urge to pack up and go home for a bacon butty!:D.
    . i miss brown sauce...............
     
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    Thanks guys but i am going to leave the bluing as is at the moment, because my accuracy is spot on, so i might as well leave things as they are.
    If i see problems again in the future i will get the bottle that Andy suggested and not brown sauce, because i never really like it on my food.
     
  15. a1gunner

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    haha, take a butty with him and shoot it to add brown sauce:D
    he can check zero and make the butty taste good in one go:D
     
  16. FXpoacher

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    That's right mate!. Golden rule, if it aint broke dont fix it!!:D:D

    P.S. BROWN SAUCE GOOOOOOOD.
     
  17. a1gunner

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    i probably wouldnt put brown stuff down my varrel either but id try it outside the barel should i want to remove it:D
     
  18. Leeman

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    I am sorry guys but can you stop talking about food.

    I am on died and i need to lose a few pounds and this post is just not helping get my mind of food.:D:D
     
  19. a1gunner

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    take up sailing in high performance boats:D
    trust me you wont need to watch your weight you'll struggle to keep fat:D
     
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    Don't watch what you eat, that doesn't work just make sure you burn more calories than you take in. You're absolutely bound to lose weight that way. In fact if you keep it up long enough you'll die !!!
     

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