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New gun, rust?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by James811, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. James811

    James811 Active Member

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    Hey guys long time no see, I've been away from the forum and the hobby for a few months as I've just bought my first house. We went to Essex last weekend and stayed with my fiances auntie and uncle who is into his shooting, I've gone and bought a walther lgu this morning with a scope and everything. And I love it, so much better than my stoeger. Only thing is, on the under leaver action there are hundreds of tiny little rough patches of a brown thing which I'm guessing to be rust. Is this ok or do I need to take it back?

    i couldn't get a good picture, maybe I'll be able to later on.

    Thanks,
    James
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    have been oiling it each time you put it away?
     
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    Scrunch up some tin foil and put some oil on it,rub that on the area and it should remove it.
     
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    It was brand new this morning. Would tin foil not scratch it all?
     
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    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    if it`s brand new buddy take it back straight away.
    if you mess with it you may negate any leverage you have with the retailer.
    let the RFD tell you what it is and if it is rust get a new one or your money back
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    yer if its brand new then yes take it back
     
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    If it was brand new this morning, take it back ASAP. Rust like that can develop in a very short timeframe (overnight) if a bare, un-oiled surface has been subjected to handling with damp, salty hands.

    Is the problem only on the underlever? If so where? Was the rifle boxed or on display in the shop? Sounds like it might have been handled in the shop and not properly wiped down afterwards; resulting in the rust.

    Taking it back / calling the shop to inform them of the problem now will void any argument the shop owner might choose about it not having been treated properly while in your posession; as you won't have had it long enough to cause the issue. Leave it any longer and the argument that you have caused the issue gains legitimacy and plausibility..
     
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    the aluminum won't damage the finish, but if it's brand new, take it back to the rfd to be swapped. in the meantime, always protect the external metal finish with a thin oil, preferably ballistol.
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    Just make sure it IS rust, and not a sprayed on wax to preserve the steelwork in transit.
    Give it a light rub with a soft cloth with some WD40 on it - if it is a waxy substance it'll disolve it leaving the steel smooth. If it is rust it'll leave a rough surface :up:

    Hope it helps
    Mark
     
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    That's the best I can get it with this camera
     
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    Yup, that definitely looks like corrosion. Judging by the placement I'd bet a pound to a pinch of Censored that it's been caused by some knobhead using the rifle then returning it to the rack / box without oiling it. Regardless of whether it happend at the factory, importer or retailer, it's absolutely inexcusible IMO - get it taken back ASAP.
     
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    Thanks guys, I've called them and they've said they'll just swap it over. Shame as I've spent the afternoon zeroing it in lol
     
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    That looks like it could be rust, take no chances and return it to the shop.
     

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