Restoring an old shotgun

    Old Painless, who runs the famous Box O’ Truth website, has written a lengthly post on about the process he went through restoring an old shotgun. His post includes lots of photos.

    Old Painless uses fine steel wool and WD-40 to remove rust. I personally use #0000 steel wool, which is very fine, and gun oil. This combination does not remove gun bluing if you are gentle. #00000 steel wool can be bought but I think it would be too fine.

    [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!