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Red Streaks In Barrel

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Unread 06-24-2011, 02:08 PM
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Red Streaks In Barrel

My old man just bought a Browning 1885 that looks like it has never been shot. So I set his scope up for him and decided to clean it before we go and shoot it tomorrow and the first 2 patches came out a matte red color. After that the bore was spotless. What would the red be? I'm wondering if it was factory grease.... does anybody know what it might be?

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    Re: Red Streaks In Barrel

    Rust, hopefully just surface from sitting around.
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    I've cleaned rust out of barrels and never seen anything this color. It was really red, almost like a matte finish fire truck. If it's rust it looks to be minimal because after 2 patches and some brushing I can't get anything else out of it. Thanks for the reply.
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    Cosmoline (sp?). Packing grease is my guess. Long trip from Japan, guess they want it shiny when it arrives.
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    Re: Red Streaks In Barrel

    Tranny fluid? It's pretty popular in colder parts as a fire arm lube since it doesn't get too thick when its cold out.
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    Re: Red Streaks In Barrel

    I don't know what the red streaks actually were, but we took her out for the first time Saturday afternoon and she shot 5 shot groups right around an inch with factory Winchester loads. I'm hoping with a little reloading we can really make her shoot. Thanks for all the posts.
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    Re: Red Streaks In Barrel

    is it a paintball gun??
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