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cleaning up a Browning Automatic Rifle

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:20 PM
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A friend asked me to clean up his Dad's rifle for him. The gun had been used a lot, but not cared for all that well and it needed a freshening up.
Originally I was going to re-blue the gun, but after seeing what the bluing on the barrel and top of the receiver looked like, I decided that I might not be able to replicate the quality. I was also concerned that this gun may have been afflicted with the "salted wood" problem.

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Here is the gun before I started:




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Old 10-04-2015, 09:21 PM
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I cleaned up the sides of the receiver and the other parts, then refinished the wood and gave it a good waxing

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Here it is after

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Some before & after comparisons







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Old 10-05-2015, 11:37 AM
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Looks good. Shot a Belgium 300 for a lot of years. Strip them down, keep oil out of the gas piston, and they will shoot bug holes after you tune them up.
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