Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
slick2526

are remingtons known to rust?

8 posts in this topic

I just bought my new 11-87 premier about 2 weeks ago. i took it a part and clean it with rem oil and the other rem stuff i dont remember the name of off hand.

well neways when i first recieved my gun it looked like it had some light surface rust on the magazine tube and on the top of the magazine tube where the cap screwed on. I also found some on the front and back of the bolt where the firing pin is.

i didnt think much of it since it came off easily the first time i cleaned my gun. well i was curious to see if it showed back up again so i decided to take my gun apart again. sure enough more some what rust looking colored deposits on my magazine tube and where the cap screws onto the magazine tube.

Accept this time i cant get it to come off. Is this rust? or what is it? some type of oxidation of the two different types of metals touching?

Im just wondering because this doesnt make me happy at all. I havent even shot my shotgun yet. and i wipe it down with a silicone rag every time im done looking at it.

Do you think i should write remington about this? Or is this just common? I guess ihave never had any other gun that has done this before. I have never owned a remington either.

any suggestions appreciated guys. thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is very common if the gun was stored at the factory or in the store in a damp place. They come with a healthy layer of grease on them, but that doesn't cover everything. Those boxes they are stored in don't keep moisture out at all. Are you storing the gun in a basement or other place where the humidity changes a lot? I have found the best protection is healthy dose of oil, and an enclosed gun cabinet with a humidity/heat stick in it to keep the temp up and the humidity down.

If the gun is new I would try and take it back and exchange it for a new one. If they do the exchange for you make sure to look the new one over very well before leaving the store with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blackduck- No i didnt store it in a basement or anything. it was in my room out of the fabric gun case laying on a cleaning mat. i left it out for i could see if anymore rust showed up in any other spots. it just came back where it already was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would without a doubt contact Remington in regards to replacing the gun.You paid for a new one not a rusted one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it one of the guns that came from the Gander store that was flooded?

They were sold at deep discounts claiming they were completely reconditioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought my son an 870 Wingmaster a few years ago and for the first year I could not keep that thing from rusting. Treated the same as my other guns at first then had to go to special lengths on a weekly basis thru the season to keep rust under control. Now it doesn't seem to behave any different than my other guns, but for a while it was a problem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 870 express which i have had for 12 years never had that problem. Its seen water many times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years ago my buddy's all had the Rem's for duck hunting. They tore them apart every night after the hunt and rubbed them down and cleaned them and dried them out for the next morning. They told me it was to keep them from rusting. Not sure why a new one would come that way. Call them up and take it back and see what they say. If the retailer does not seem helpful then contact Remington. They should stand behind their products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • she's getting big

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 

    • monstermoose78

      Posted

      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood. 

      Now to the fun parts Finn was jumping woodcock son the fields on our way out. Finn did good but does not like no action. After leaving the refuge I checked my dads pond. O yeah there was a woodie sitting on the log bang!! No finn needs to do his job.

      IMG_0607.JPG

      IMG_0610.JPG

      IMG_0612.JPG

      Finn did good he got it and brought it back to me!! Way to go Finn. 

    • Lindy came along on our trip to Western MN for duck opener. The guys that came out Thursday to start scouting had a field lined up with alot of geese but they got busted off the roost early in a huge flock and didn't commit. We ended up with only 2 birds today.  She had to stay back in her crate during the hunt but got to play with a wing afterwards. 

       

       

      IMG_20160924_110720925.jpg

      IMG_20160924_104852333_HDR.jpg

      1 person likes this
    • Cliff Wagenbach

      Posted

      Great burgers at the Black Bear Cafe just South of Tower at any time!

      Great price on Thursdays (burger day at around $3.50)!

      Cliff

    • dairyman

      Posted (edited)

      what size screen does your new unit have----------------I have a 5 inch helix with side imaging and for me it worthless-------------------the screen is TOO small to see whats going on.  I wouldn't buy any unit that didn't have at least a 7 inch screen.  What unit is your new one??

      Edited by dairyman
    • dairyman

      Posted

      I've got a powerdrive also...............my unit would run fine out of water,in water no way.  The prop would barely turn.  I ended up replacing the board the unit and it runs like champ now.  I had it to a dealer and they told me there was nothing wrong with it----------but ,they only bench tested it and did not do a tank test

    • DRAGFOOT

      Posted

      Fished Thursday in 30 feet out of the gap and did very well. Couple of slots and a couple of dinks but mostly nice keeper size fish, had to quit early in the day because we had all our fish. Should only get better from here on out I would think. 

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Feels like fall this morning!  I was yesterday morning with my son. We did some trolling and it was really good.  I think I might try to get the jigging rods out today and give that a go.  First headed to see the wolves with the kids.  

    • monstermoose78

      Posted

      Wide awake!!! So excited I am for Finn's first duck opener!!! He is snoring like a chain saw.  I will post from the field



  • Posts

    • ZachD
      she's getting big
    • delcecchi
      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 
    • monstermoose78
      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood.  Now to the fun parts Finn was jumping woodcock son the fields on our way out. Finn did good but does not like no action. After leaving the refuge I checked my dads pond. O yeah there was a woodie sitting on the log bang!! No finn needs to do his job. Finn did good he got it and brought it back to me!! Way to go Finn. 
    • MattL
      Lindy came along on our trip to Western MN for duck opener. The guys that came out Thursday to start scouting had a field lined up with alot of geese but they got busted off the roost early in a huge flock and didn't commit. We ended up with only 2 birds today.  She had to stay back in her crate during the hunt but got to play with a wing afterwards.     
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Great burgers at the Black Bear Cafe just South of Tower at any time! Great price on Thursdays (burger day at around $3.50)! Cliff