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BigJB
01-10-2011, 6:32 PM
I just got this very old Rem 550-1 home, filthiest filth ive ever seen. Clogged with greenish grey junk, fibrous and paper-like in some areas, action barely opened. I have it all apart and scrubbed/soaked. Must be a pound of this weird stuff that came out of the action.

Ive never seen anything like it in a gun, I am wondering if wrong lube was used that cemented with the rimfire powders?

Now if I could just figure out where that spring sproinged to......under the fridge maybe?

yoageallen
01-10-2011, 6:41 PM
That'll keep you busy for a while.

SoCal Bob
01-10-2011, 6:43 PM
I thought by the title and the "greenish grey junk" line, that your new rifle was stuffed with old money.

rojocorsa
01-10-2011, 6:46 PM
Looks like a job for Kroil?

BigJB
01-10-2011, 6:52 PM
When they break-free dries, the goop congeals into a paper-like product. Very strange.

Fredieusa, you wanna see a pic of an old stock and a tub-o-parts?

Barrel is in good shape, bluing on the receiver is mostly gone, no rust or pitting though. Front sight is smooshed.

I am going to brown the metal, refinish the stock, practice my checkering on it.

buuddha
01-10-2011, 7:23 PM
Yes, we want pics!

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:27 PM
Perverts

Gimme a sec

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:41 PM
In this one, if you look near tip of bore-light, you can see some papery stuff

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/Bigjfb/Snow-funandgungrime048.jpg

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:42 PM
Here, we see a pie tin full of greenish-grey goop and gunk

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/Bigjfb/Snow-funandgungrime049.jpg

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:43 PM
Tub-o-parts, sproinged spring included

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/Bigjfb/Snow-funandgungrime050.jpg

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:44 PM
A stripped reciever

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/Bigjfb/Snow-funandgungrime052.jpg

BigJB
01-10-2011, 7:46 PM
Oliver and his Dad in the snow yesterday

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/Bigjfb/Snow-funandgungrime008.jpg

Carsgunsandchics
01-10-2011, 8:02 PM
I've seen worse closet guns. I helped a friend move his parents into a new place and his dad had a 12g bolt gun that was solid with lint and dust from front of bolt to about half way up. Needless to say it hadn't been shot in quite awhile. It's fun working on stuff that really doesn't matter how it turns out to practice on, of course it better when it turns out sweet though. Good luck can't wait to see how it turns out.

Lancear15
01-10-2011, 8:20 PM
How old is your son. Mine is 9 months...melts your heart doesn't he.

sarge1572
01-10-2011, 8:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnwIIKnWJtg&feature=related

That's all I gots two say!!
Jeff

sarge1572
01-10-2011, 8:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnwIIKnWJtg&feature=related

That's all I gots two say!!
Jeff

BigJB
01-10-2011, 8:52 PM
3 months old. Almost 18 pounds now,

he is the greatest thing ever

swifty
01-10-2011, 9:14 PM
The stripped receiver isn't, the recoiling chamber is still in the barrel. Pull it out and clean it and it's recess as well.

BigJB
01-10-2011, 9:25 PM
It's kind of cemented in there tonight, I have it soaking in marvel mystery, maybe it will come out tomorrow?

JaMail
01-10-2011, 9:36 PM
haha, dont let him see you building any rifles.. mine was about one and i turned around one day and he's pounding on my rifles with a hammer, he saw me building one in the morning and use the mallet..

swifty
01-10-2011, 9:38 PM
If it is stuck now, I would definitely fix it now. Not really a big issue with LR's but shorts would be a problem. There may also be a slight gap in front of the chamber that gives the LR case a place to bulge into. Be careful with the Sear Spring Case on reassembly, they can be tricky and are prone to damage or cross threading.