Author Topic: Handling your Remmy  (Read 12102 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Captainkirk

  • Forum Caesar, Administrator Extraordinaire, Part-Time Gunslinger, Savior of used and abused, and neglected Remmies
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 7422
  • Black Powder Nut & Remmy fanatic
Handling your Remmy
« on: July 02, 2011, 02:53:49 PM »
I find the brass trigger guard on my '58 tarnishes rather quickly despite frequent attacks with Flitz and a polishing rag, even though I wipe it down with a soft, clean cotton towel after handling. Any tips for preventing this?
Some threads on other forums have suggested carnauba (automotive paste) wax or even Pledge, but I've not tried either.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 02:59:13 PM by Captainkirk »
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline Former Admin

  • BACKWOODS HILLBILLY
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 03:19:12 PM »
havent found a real solution to this either, i handle my guns while watching movies, talking on the phone,etc. i usually just rub he brass with a littl 0000 steel wool! i guess one day the trigger guards will be so thin ill have to replace them! (?^
if yall get this way,drop on by!

Offline Rock Island

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1334
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 07:42:22 PM »
The supermarket has all sorts of brass polishes that will clean the triggerguard, none of them expensive and they all work.  Let it tarnish, you think they shined it up in the field?  Shiny crap on a weapon will give your position away and get you killed.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.  Theodore Roosevelt

Offline Captainkirk

  • Forum Caesar, Administrator Extraordinaire, Part-Time Gunslinger, Savior of used and abused, and neglected Remmies
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 7422
  • Black Powder Nut & Remmy fanatic
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 11:26:50 PM »
The day I have to worry about giving away my position, Think I'll set the Remmy down and pick up the 7mmRM with the scope. Just sayin'..... ::)
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

Offline Smokey

  • Domain Adminstrator
  • Administrator
  • Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 1517
    • 1858Remington.com
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 03:33:32 PM »
0000 steel wool for me too.

Offline kwilfong

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 704
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 03:51:38 PM »
 Funny; I handle mine daily & my brass parts don't tarnish unless I shoot them. After shooting, I polish the brass parts with Mother's while reassembling.
I reckon so

Offline Former Admin

  • BACKWOODS HILLBILLY
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 03:55:14 PM »
dang! i forgot about mothers, i used to use it on my bikes back in the day!
if yall get this way,drop on by!

chuckr1952

  • Guest
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 06:30:14 AM »
    I like brass, I use a paste called metall, it really shines em up and lasts a long time.

Offline Former Admin

  • BACKWOODS HILLBILLY
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 06:10:00 AM »
so do you guys set around and fondle your remmies while watching tv or talking on the phone?,  or am i the only pervert here? i practice pointing  mine all the time or spinning it or just handling it when im doin nothin! am i sick  or what!
if yall get this way,drop on by!

Offline kwilfong

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 704
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 07:04:05 AM »
 I won't comment on the pervert thing but I handle mine daily :)
I reckon so

chuckr1952

  • Guest
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 07:12:30 AM »
    no, your not sick, lotta times I lay a gun by me when I watch tv, just somthin to do during commercials, I need to fix this old 58 that doesnt index properly, I have shot it in iys present condition but you have to rember to bump the cylender to make it line up right, its an old FIE brand and I dont think you'd ever find any parts for it.

Offline Rock Island

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1334
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 09:44:56 AM »
Nope, as a rule I leave the guns in their places unless it's time to clean, shoot, photo, or pack them.
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.  Theodore Roosevelt

Offline 51colt

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 01:16:18 PM »
I use Never Dull polish wading.
51
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store not a government agency.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

chuckr1952

  • Guest
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 04:33:50 PM »
     never dull is good!

Offline Captainkirk

  • Forum Caesar, Administrator Extraordinaire, Part-Time Gunslinger, Savior of used and abused, and neglected Remmies
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 7422
  • Black Powder Nut & Remmy fanatic
Re: Handling your Remmy
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 11:23:12 PM »
Well, not as a rule, but if the wife's working, sometimes I'll watch me a little Josey Wales while polishing a pistola or two....just seems to fit.
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"