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Cleaning surface rust from barrel

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Just acquired a SxS shotgun. I have cleaned the bores and they are very bright and clean. The exterior of the barrell has a couple spots that have some surface rust that I wanted to clean off. Can anyone explain the procedure for doing this. Thanks in advance for any input
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If the rust is a bit more than just a light surface dusting, put some oil on it and scrape it with the edge of a copper penny. It will remove the rust with no damage to the blue. Also leaves a coppery smear, but it will wipe right off.

A mild warning -- even very fine steel wool can start to remove bluing if you get too enthusiastic, so go easy and take it a bit at a time.
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