Teslong view of Win. 1890 .22

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  1. bobm

    bobm Silver $$ Contributor

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    Dad gave me this relic about 20 years ago. It is a .22 short model in rough shape overall.

    The bore looks like 24 inches of rusty sewer pipe. Badly damaged chamber end from dry firing. It lays across a nice 5x5 muley rack in the basement. Good for a few parts only.

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  2. waltkrafft

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    It could be made shootable with a barrel liner.
     
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  3. bobm

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    The exterior condition is NRA piss poor and not worth it to me to restore. It still functions and fires long rifle ammo OK with decent close accuracy. Don't know why with barely any rifling left. It looks good resting on that deer rack in my work shop.
     
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  4. argh

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    Nothing a bronze brush wont fix might need some iosso paste too.

    I have an old Savage 219 in 25/20, that while nowhere near that bad, it shoots better than it should with a pitted bore.
     
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    "Nothing a bronze brush wont fix might need some iosso paste too."



    I might start off with a square of 120 grit wet or dry paper wrapped around a Parker-Hale jag first.;)

    Optical illusion...is it raised bumps or pits? The surface view outside the magnified view suggests pitting.
     
  6. Steve morgan

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    Could be lead buildup in the bore
     
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  7. bobm

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    But...the condition exists in the chamber right to the beginning. A live round can be inserted and withdrawn with no resistance. I will mention that I ran a Hoppes soaked new bronze brush about 30 each way strokes before using the Teslong. The brush felt like I was scrubbing rough concrete. It was worn undersize and trashed. Patches were black for the first three, then cleaner.

    Non corrosive rimfire priming was not developed until the mid 1920's. My money is on pitting from corrosive ammo and never cleaned.



    Pitting it is. I could easily feel it with a dental pick. The scratch was deliberate.

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  8. Frank Blum

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    Yep! Sewer pipe.
     
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    When I reach that age, I expect my skin will look about the same. ;)
     
  10. jonbearman

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    Got a Remington pump gun from around the teens in the 20th century and a preist owned it and my granpa bought it because from the outside it looks about 90 percent. The bore is worse than yours.
     
  11. Rocketvapor

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    I wonder how much of the crud and rust would scrape out?
     

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