rust on mark III barrell

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Hello everyone. I have been shooting my ruger mark III .22 pistol alot lately and havent been cleaning it. Today I noticed little speckles of rust or corrosion on the barrell. They are tiny litle spots. I tried rubing them out with gun oil. Didnt work! I dont know a thing about gunsmithing. I need some help.
 
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using an oil that fights "rust", put a few drops on the spots and use a "0000" or "fine" bronze or brass wool...lightly rub the spots and they should clean out...all depends on how big they are and how deep they actually did any 'damage'.....usually clean up pretty decent.
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Thanks for the advise dan. Could I use hoppes oil when doing this? ohh and what does "0000" mean.
 
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yes, any oil will really do, I use whatever I have handy...the "0000" is a grade ( ratrng) of steel type wools, it is the "finer" of the grades, less "0" s and the coarser (rougher) the wool is, more likely to mark, scratch the surface...guns finish is quite smooth and delicate, so why chance messing it up................
 
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Thank you for the help. For now I think im just going to leave the little spots on the barrell. I finally completely field stripped the gun and cleaned it. Gun looks great! I think the spots that I am seeing is somthing other than rust. I rubbed them almost out with oil and a patch. I think over time they will go away. I hope anyway!
 

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Another great way to remove rust is with Blue Wonder bore cleaning gel. For light spots a bit a patch works if bigger and deeper spots use some super fine steel wool.
 
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