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    Found while bottle digging

    Someone on the bottles forum today posted about some glass they "found" with their MD.

    Well, today I was bottle hunting that same creekside dump, and I found this:



    It appears to be a .22 revolver. It's far too heavy to be a toy. It's soaking in ACV to remove some of the rust, unless one of you has a better (safer) and faster way to do it.
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    Looks like a candidate for an ACV bath to me. Nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Stonewall View Post
    Looks like a candidate for an ACV bath to me. Nice find.
    Thanks. I did try to brush it some and used a small pick on some of the crustier chunks but with little improvement. It's soaking in ACV now, and it will probably stay there for a few weeks.


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    Wow nice.now I have found a toy gun once that was all metal and rusted up like that.not saying that's what it is.can't recall the name if the gun or the age,but it was one heavy duty toy.Great find buddy.keep up the great work.

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    What is AVC? I have a canon ball I need to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ynpto804 View Post
    What is AVC? I have a canon ball I need to clean.
    Apple Cider Vinegar. Low tech,slow process c-rust remover. need to let it soak for a few weeks.
    HH

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotk9 View Post
    Apple Cider Vinegar. Low tech,slow process c-rust remover. need to let it soak for a few weeks.
    HH
    Not just low-tech but also low-impact. Acetic acid is a very weak acid so there's little chance of damage to the item. When I get most of the crustier rust off I'll then soak it in BarKeepers Friend (oxalic acid) which is a little stronger but should remove the rest of the corrosion the ACV didn't. As a finisher I might try my CLR.

    The final question is, should I spray it with some kind of protectant? I certainly don't want it to rust again. I do have some Rust-o-leum spray lacquer.


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