Rusty AK47 Magazine Project

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  1. Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    Whiskeytangofoxtrot Member

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    Centerfire had 24 rusty assed magazines for the AK47 for sale in lots of 24. $49.99 or some such price, under $3 shipped. I got them today, I was sent 36 instead of 24, some are caked in rust, a few I saw will only be reload practice mags.

    Picked up some Coke to see what it will clean off before I think about finding a sandblaster.

    I think this may turn out well once the work is finished.

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    24 hours of Coke. Loosened quite a bit of surface rust, all rinsed and scrubbed a bit, back in with vinegar. FYI the Coke will strip a finish nicely. I pulled 5 that were pretty nice and just a bit of surface rust, those will be the first ones cleaned completely. Looks to be mostly Yugos and Poles.

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    dannyr3_8 Well-Known Member

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    good luck hope it works out
     
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    Looks like a fun project
     
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    Cleaned 7. One looks rough as hell, but the follower is moving, it may still work. Slight pitting on a few, nothing big.
     
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    A bit laborious but I've had good luck with fine steel wool and oil to remove rust without removal of blueing on metal...... But I've never tackled that much rust.
     
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    I would try some of that evapo-rust. See it on spike tv for auto parts and it says works quick and is bio safe and can go down the drain. Reusable too.
     
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    guncrank1 Well-Known Member

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    Good going
    I use muratic /water mixed with soap for
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