- May 9, 2015
I have been spraying Kroil down the barrel from each end to loosen the dauber mud. Slow process. I break up the mud with a ramrod and can just hear the sand grinding. We shall see what she looks like in a few more days of soaking.I am willing to bet that barrel is still shootable. Clean it up and look for pitting. If you see crisp unbroken rifling, just shoot it
Clean it up, fix what needs to be fixed to shoot safely, and keep it.I found a rusty 10/22 in the chicken house left there by my dad who passed away this summer. Barrel has a dirt dobber mud nest plugged on the muzzle end. The barrel is pretty rusty and the action ain’t great.
What would y’all do with such a rifle? Put another cheap take-off barrel on it? Scrap it? Something else? Looking for ideas.
I’ve been to Marksmen once and it was quite some time ago. Do they have a 100 yard rifle range anymore? I seem to recall when I was there they didn’t.Haven’t been. Would like to go out to Cawthon Cartridge Club one of these days. From my house Marksman is just as far or further. You’re still in the area?