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A guest post by Jesse Ingall from the blog Ideas, Thoughts and Happenings.

These firearms were brought in to be completely cleaned of rust and salt. They were flooded when the tide rose during Hurricane Sandy. They sat in salt water for a week or so.

Rusted-Barrel-Hurricane-Sandy

I ran a steel brush through the barrels a bunch. Then I attempted to run a patch through one of the barrels and the pitting shredded the patch. Butt plate of a Mauser. Before and after:

Mauser-Butt-Plate-Before

Mauser-Butt-Plate-After

You can really see the difference on the Enfield butt plate:

Enfield-Butt-Plate-Rust

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Said the guns which fellow blogger Jesse Ingall had to clean up after Sandy:

Check out the rest of the pictures over at Jesse’s blog and fire up this Scorpions song while you browse.

It looks like a rough job, but someone’s gotta do it.  I’m glad Jesse had the skills to bring those back to life.

Thoughts?

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